Certain lifestyle behaviors, such as stress eating, smoking, or substance abuse, can contribute to heart disease. Psychological issues, such as anxiety, depression, or stress, can also have an effect.
At our Cardiac Behavioral Medicine Program, we provide personalized care to help people manage these lifestyle factors. We use the most up-to-date research (some of it pioneered here at Stanford) to help people make small, doable changes for healthy, lifelong habits.
Our highly trained psychologists help you identify thought patterns that may cause unhealthy behaviors. With specialized training in heart disease-related issues, we help you make sustainable modifications.