CARDIAC PSYCHOLOGY

n. a sub-specialty within health psychology and behavioral medicine that deals with guidance and education on the behavioral components surounding cardiac health and disease. These components include the management of diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and other behavioral factors affecting the heart. Also called behavioral cardiology.

CARDIAC PSYCHOLOGY: "Cardiac Psychology is more of a therapeutic approach to patients who have been or are at risk of developing coronary heart disease."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CARDIAC PSYCHOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cardiac-psychology/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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