Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines

In both type 1 and 2 diabetes, interventions that target families’ ability to cope with stress or diabetes-related conflict should be included in educational interventions when indicated.


Canadian Hypertension Education Program Recommendations 2013

In hypertensive patients in whom stress may be contributing to blood pressure elevation, stress management should be considered as an intervention (Grade D) . Individualized cognitive behavioural interventions are more likely to be effective when relaxation techniques are employed (Grade B)


2012 Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult

The INTERHEART study confirmed the importance of stress as a cardiovascular disease risk factor. After nonfatal myocardial infarction, patients with depression have a worse prognosis, but it remains unclear whether pharmacologic treatment reduces this risk. Health care providers can explore stress management techniques with this population to optimize quality of life.