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How can you improve your health with psychology?

How can you improve your health with psychology?

Mindfulness....: Mindfulness psychology can help a person gain better insight and awareness of their physical condition opening the door to improvement in mind and body. The mind and body health are connected and improving one invariably improves the other. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more


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Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Why is there a mental health section and a psychology section? Explanations please?

Mental health: Mental health is pertinent to many medical specialties, because it can affect the illnesses each covers as well as patients' ability to work with treatment. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc are all professionals working in the area of "mental health." so "mental health" is a large umbrella topic vital to overall health. Psychology is merely one area within that. ...Read more

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What do you know health psychology?

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, and the psychological effects of illness, and ways to mitigate both in order to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

What's the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

Talk vs. medication: Clinical psychologist might help you through the life-style changes on emotional, cognitive and behavioral levels through various techniques. While psychiatrist are potentially trained in provision of psychotherapy, their primary focus is medication management if the stress becomes unbearable and functioning of the client is impaired. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a career as a health psychologist with an undergraduate degree in psychology?

It Depends: I don't know what you mean about being a "health psychologist." I do know that different states have varied requirements as to who can call themselves a psychologist or even a therapist. Mostly, one needs a master’s degree for such a career. You may be able to obtain a job in a related field, for example, you could work as an assistant in a psychiatric hospital to first see if you like it. ...Read more

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Define health psychology?

Define health psychology?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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Define health psychology please?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read more

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What is health psychology and how does it help with stress effect on health?

What is health psychology and how does it help with stress effect on health?

Health psychology: Health psychology focuses on the psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors involved in health and illness. With regard to stress, thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and environmental factors are involved, and HP involves addressing these factors, including changing beliefs, dissipating distressing thoughts, relaxation techniques, exercise, healthy diet, environmental changes, etc. ...Read more

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How does the hypothalamus control eating behaviour? (I'm a Psychology/Biology student looking at the role of dieting in regard to health. Thank you)

How does the hypothalamus control eating behaviour? (I'm a Psychology/Biology student looking at the role of dieting in regard to health. Thank you)

The Hypothalamus: Releases hormones and in that process regulates processes such as metabolism, hunger, body temp., sleep, and more. If there are lesions on this small almond-shaped organ it can cause starvation or obesity. Textbooks contain lists of hormones and what they control. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If you're a health psychologist, or work in health psychology — could you please help me out?

If you're a health psychologist, or work in health psychology — could you please help me out?

No website cures: A website like this has many uses, but it is not going to be a direct source of help. Not sure what you mean by "health psychologist, " but it sounds like you are in difficulty of some sort. Seek real-life help, possibly starting with you primary care doctor to get a referral to someone who can talk with you about what is going on and begin to construct a plan with you about what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

Holistic health: From a general perspective, inclusion of psychological health factors in a health record are valuable for monitoring and treating the "whole" person. There is a great deal of research that demonstrates psychological factors (I.e., mental status, memory and neurocognition, general mental health, beliefs and thought patterns, ability to cope and resilience, etc.) affect health outcomes. ...Read more

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Describe health psychology?

Health psychology: Is a specialty area that focuses on the relationship between the psychological & physiological processes that impact an individual's health & well-being. Health psychologists are trained to know about the disease processes & physiology, & help patients manage chronic disease & avoid preventable diseases using psychological theory and research methods to assist patients maintiain healthy behaviors. ...Read more

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Possibilities of health psychology?

Possibilities of health psychology?

Health psychologists: Work in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and are consulted to help patients and their doctors better understand both psychological antecedents that exacerbate disease, and the psychological effects illness has on the patient, and offers ways to mitigate both in order to improve prognosis, well-being and overall quality of life. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mental health & psychology?

One is a discipline: Mental health is a broad term that applies to a state of a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment.

Psychology is the discipline that studies the mind and behavior. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any good health psychology or CBT books for weight loss or night-eating or emotional eating? Will take all suggestions! Morbid obese

Can you recommend any good health psychology or CBT books for weight loss or night-eating or emotional eating? Will take all suggestions! Morbid obese

Obesity: I would start with a visit to your doctor who will take your medical history and order some laboratory data. I would also recommend that you ask your doctor to refer you to a dietitian. One important item — don't try to burn off the weight in a hurry. Follow the instructions from your doctor and the dietitian. ...Read more

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I was thinking about going for my B.S. in Psychology and was wondering if this would be a degree that's looked at highly by medical schools thanks?

Meh.: All the sources I've seen say there are a lot of other more important features to being a good applicant.
1) GPA and other hard metrics
2) school
3) Genki. Japanese term encompassing passion/energy/drive/personal energy. Demonstrable by self-directed activities of real worth.
I'm pretty sure my father pulled personal strings and did some low-level bribing, but that's not generally applicable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a PhD vs D.psych. (Psychology)?

Research vs Clinical: A PhD is typically a research degree that emphasizes experimentation, time in the library, and publications with lesser of an emphasis on clinical work. A PsyD on the other hand, is a clinical degree that emphasizes work with patients instead of research quite so much ...Read more

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What to do if abnormal psychology paper topic?

Write about: A topic like depression, schizophrenia, panic disorder, personality disorder, there is so much to write about within abnormal psychology ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: clinical psychology?

What is the definition or description of: clinical psychology?

Definition/psych: Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability. A clinical psychologist generally had a doctorate. ...Read more

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In psychology, what is the difference between habituation and dishabituation?

Exposure = less fear: Habituation is the decline in response to fear-provoking stimuli with repeated exposure. Habituation is a passive process, in contrast to extinction, which involves active changes in cognition. Dishabituation is habituation in reverse, where one is resensitized to stimuli that had previously been habituated. Exposure therapy relies heavily on the concept of habituation. ...Read more

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How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

An apple and orange: Clinical psychology is a field of study or discipline. Psychotherapy is a treatment that is employed by clinical psychologists. Psychotherapy is aimed at behavior change to improve the quality of life of the patient. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Psychiatrist is MD: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in psychiatry, a branch of medicine, has gone to medical school, completed an internship and residency and maybe further training in child, geriatric, forensic, or addiction psychiatry. Can prescribe medication just like any other md. Psychologists go to graduate school after college, get phd in psychology. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

Medical training: Psychiatrists go to medical school for 4 years and residency for another four years. Then many take a board examination.

Psychologists get training in a university and obtain a phd. They have to write a thesis and do an internship and sometimes a post doctorate. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a degree in clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

What are the differences between a degree in clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

Some similarities: Most generally, clinical psychologists work with severely mentally ill persons as opposed to counseling psychologists who may work primarily with the "worried well." Both disciplines are capable of working with both populations; there is a lot of overlap. The biggest difference comes in the focus of formal education: treatment/assessment of severely mentally ill versus day-to-day life stressors. ...Read more

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Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Not for everyone...: Gestalt therapy is considered a phenomenological-existential therapy that focuses on bringing immediate present experience into greater clarity and increasing awareness. The goal is for patients to become aware of what they are doing and how they are doing it, while learning to accept and esteem themselves. It's an excellent approach for less severe problems with effective functioning. ...Read more

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Does anybody know anything about art therapy or psychology?

Does anybody know anything about art therapy or psychology?

Art therapy is: The use of art as a means to express emotions and emotional issues. I' not sure what you would like to know about psychology, the science of the psyche. ...Read more

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How did behavioral medicine develop vs developmental psychology?

How did behavioral medicine develop vs developmental psychology?

Developmental : Psychology said/says that you need to change your thinking to change your behavior. But a guy by the name of aaron beck said that you can change behavior first and that will help change the thinking. ...Read more

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Can someone with a master in clinical psychology perform treatments?

Can someone with a master in clinical psychology perform treatments?

Psychotherapy: Can be practiced by people from varied professions, social workers, psychiatrists and counselors who have varying levels of training in psychotherapy. Psychologists must have a doctorate, are licensed and can take insurance. In some states Master's level psychologists can treat clients with supervision from a licensed psychologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the psychology and physiology of addiction?

What is the difference between the psychology and physiology of addiction?

Psychology & physiol: Interact. Each affects the other. We speak of body and mind as if they are separate things, but they are just two sides of the same coin. Calling addiction a disease can be misleading if it implies that physiology is more important that the psychological, social, & spiritual aspects. Drugs direct affect the physiology, but addiction recovery requires changes in thinking and behavior. ...Read more