Cardiac psychiatry, also called behavioral cardiology, is the study of psychiatry as it relates to patients with heart conditions. It explores the connections between mental health, behavior, and medical health in patients who have suffered from an acute cardiac event, heart disease, or other chronic conditions.
Part 3 marks the last of our Heart Month researcher spotlight series, and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the work being in the name of heart health.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are using advanced brain imaging techniques to learn more about how brain disorders function at a molecular and genetic level.
Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, this year we decided to reach out to several of our cardiology researchers to learn about what their research means to them and what they are working on.
Sharon Dekel, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School and a researcher and psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is studying childbirth-related posttraumatic stress disorder (CB-PTSD), a condition that may affect as many as 5-11% of postpartum women.
Since every February is dedicated to heart health awareness, we reached out to some of our cardiology researchers to learn more about what they’re working on.