The purpose of this study was to identify anger experience, mode of anger expression, and depression related to CHD in the patients witb coronary heart disease (n==60) and the normal controls (n=60). There were no differences between the CHD (myocadial infarction or angina) inpatients and the normal controls at age and sex rate. State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-Korean(STAXI-K) and Beck Depression Inventoly (BDI) were administered to all panicipants. The results were as follow: The anger-out level of the CHD patients were significantly higher than the normal controls, but the anger-control level of the CHD patients were significantly lower than the norrr.al controls. The depression level of the CHD patients were significantly higher than the normal controls. For the CHD patients, anger-control had significantly negative
correlation with trait anger-response and trait anger-nature. For the normal controls, anger control had only significantly negative correlation with trait angernature. And the results of discriminant analysis showed that discrimination between the CHD parients and the normal controls depends on three factors-anger-out, anger-control, and depression. Finally, implications and limitations of this study were discussed.