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What do you know health psychology?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Health Psychology is: A specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. Health psychologists are often consulted to help patients better understand both psychological antecedents that exacerbate illness, as well as the psychological effects of illness, and ways to mitigate both in order to improve outcomes.

Answered 12/31/2020

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Dr. Andrew Berry answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Emotional management: Health psychology focuses on the emotional issues that are invoked by such conditions as diabetes, heart troubles, cancers, and other serious if not life-threatening physical ailments. People find these to be over whelming to deal with, &often do notdo what is necessary to take proper care of themselves. People often are unaware of this and need to be educated about emotional issues such as th

Answered 2/22/2015

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