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Bipolar Disorder, Type A Behavior, and Coronary Disease

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dc.contributor.author Glass, David C.
dc.contributor.author Contrada, Richard J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-23T13:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-23T13:37:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-22
dc.identifier.citation Glass, David C. and Contrada, Richard J.(2011) 'Bipolar Disorder, Type A Behaviour and Coronary Disease', Health Psychology Review, First published on: 15 February 2011 (iFirst) en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/50811
dc.description.abstract This paper describes a model for integrating two psychological constructs—bipolar disorder and the Type A behavior pattern—each of which has been associated with enhanced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). It highlights similarities between manic/hypomanic behaviors associated with bipolarity and the behaviors observed in Type A individuals. The proposed model conceptualizes Type A behavior as an alternating pattern of coping with challenging and stressful events. Thus, initial coping efforts are manifested as behavioral hyper-reactivity (including mania/hypomania), but this gives way to hypo-reactivity (including helplessness and depression) after repeated failure to assert control and/or attain relevant goals. This alternation of Type A coping patterns resembles the affective and behavioral transitions often seen in bipolar patients. Future research on psychological, epidemiological, and pathophysiological issues concerning CHD should document areas of commonality and independence between bipolarity and Type A behavior. Such studies would benefit from consideration of a model that identifies psychosocial dimensions common to Type A, mania/hypomania, and depression. en
dc.description.sponsorship This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Health Psychology Review 2011 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Health Psychology Review is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ with the open URL of your article. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group, Informa UK Ltd.) en
dc.subject Bipolar Disorder en
dc.subject Type A Behavior en
dc.subject Depression en
dc.subject Coronary Heart Disease en
dc.title Bipolar Disorder, Type A Behavior, and Coronary Disease en
dc.type Article en


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