Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection
Published: January 25, 2021
- Little attention has been given to psychological health and how it can contribute to physical health and disease. The mind and body are interconnected and interdependent. The intertwined relationship between heart, body and mind can be termed “the mind-heart-body connection”.
- There is growing appreciation of how psychological health can contribute not only in a negative way to cardiovascular disease (CVD) but also in a positive way to better cardiovascular health and reduced cardiovascular risk.
- This Scientific Statement discusses the relationship between psychological health and cardiovascular disease.
- Commentary: Stressing the Cardiovascular Implications of Mind-Body Heart Connections by Michael Miller, MD, FAHA (1) and Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, FAHA (2)
- Top Things to Know: Psychological Health, Well-Being, & the Mind-Heart-Body Connection
- AHA News: The head is connected to the heart – and can influence health
- News Release: Mental health is important to overall health, and heart disease prevention and treatment
- 2019 Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
- Workplace Wellness Recognition for Optimizing Workplace Health
- The American Heart Association 2030 Impact Goal
- Depression and Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendations for Screening, Referral and Treatment
- Social Determinants of Risk and Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease
- Childhood and Adolescent Adversity and Cardiometabolic Outcomes
- Depression as a Risk Factor for Poor Prognosis Among Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome