Psychosomatic aspects of myocardial infarction and implications for treatment

Int J Psychiatry Med. 1985;15(4):371-80. doi: 10.2190/rvnm-jyyd-wr6n-7btf.


Psychosomatic intervention with patients who have suffered myocardial infarction is directed toward prevention of complications, development of realistic coping strategies, working through emotions, reduction of stress, and modification of coronary prone behavior.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Attitude to Health
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Denial, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Mood Disorders / complications
  • Myocardial Infarction / complications
  • Myocardial Infarction / psychology*
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy
  • Personnel, Hospital / psychology
  • Stress, Psychological