Hostility & Health

4 April 2015
Examines relationships among chronic anger, poor coping ability & psychological & physical illness (hypertension & heart disease), & treatment with cognitive therapy.

Psychological and psychosocial factors are linked to physical health. Research in this area includes the study of hostility/anger and health, and the relationship between anger and hypertension and/or heart disease. Treatment of hypertension is discussed with specific regard to cognitive therapy for control of anger and hypertension.
Hostility/Anger & Health
Chronic negative emotions and poor coping have been found to upset internal bodily equilibrium and increase the possibility of illness, however relationships among psychosocial factors and health are complex. Focus includes emotional and motivational aspects of stress such as hostility, type-A…

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