We have all read how stress increases the risk of medical problems over time. Although most are aware of stresses dangers we still avoid it because of the discomfort. However, ignoring stress in particular when one has heart disease is done so at your peril. Researchers in Sweden asked 362 people who had either a recent heart attack or surgery for blocked coronary to take part in a study which demonstrated the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, also known as CBT, had a 45% lower rate of heart attacks, 41% lower rate of other cardiovascular events, and that the more often the participants attended Cognitive Behavioral therapy sessions, the lower their risk of second heart attacks or other events. If you feel stress is taking a toll on your health and are in need of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based stress management, then contact the Cognitive Behavior Institute. The Cognitive Behavior Institute provides the highest level evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral therapy in two locations in Western Pennsylvania:
|125 Emeryville Drive||633 Washington Road|
|Suite 230||Suite B|
|Cranberry Twp, Pa 16066||Mount Lebanon, PA 15228|
|Phone: 724-609-5002||Email: [email protected]|
Gulliksson, M et al (2011). Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Standard Treatment to Prevent Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: Secondary Prevention in Uppsala Primary Health Care Project (SUPRIM). Archives of Internal Medicine, 171: 134 – 140.