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May 23, 1986

Anger and Hostility in Cardiovascular and Behavioral Disorders

Author Affiliations

Community Mental Health Council, Inc University of Illinois School of Medicine Jackson Park Hospital Chicago

JAMA. 1986;255(20):2817-2818. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370200119043

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The list of contributors to this book reads like a Who's Who of researchers on anger and hostility. As a result, the editors have been able to compile the most recent and substantial information on the study of anger and hostility and how these factors influence cardiovascular and behavioral disorders. One of the nice features of this book is that anyone who is interested in these subjects won't have to do a literature search and sift through hundreds of articles to find relevant information on this field of study, because the authors of the various chapters do an exceedingly fine job of reviewing the literature.

The first section of the book contains four chapters seeking a consensus on how best to conceive of anger, hostility, and aggression and objectively measure these phenomena. The second section contains six chapters that succeed in demonstrating how anger, hostility, and aggressiveness are related to