Hostility as the Risk Factor for Many Health Problems and Its Management

Authors: K. Nešpor ;  A. Scheansová
Authors‘ workplace: Psychiatrická léčebna Bohnice a Institut postgraduálního vzdělávání ve zdravotnictví, Praha
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2008; 147: 633-635
Category: Special Articles


Hostility (negative beliefs about and attitudes toward others, including cynicism and mistrust) is related to the increased risk of many health problems, including addictive and cardiovascular diseases. Some possibilities how to decrease hostility and to communicate with hostile people are reviewed. Confrontation should be avoided. The prevalence of hostility among people with cardiovascular and addictive diseases may be higher than in the general population.

Key words:
hostility, addictive diseases, communication, psychotherapy.


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