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Define health psychology?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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 these.

In brief: 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 these.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Craig Grether
I would also add that health psychology also focuses on behavioral lifestyle change for people with serious ailments. These behavior changes may include smoking cessation, weight loss, appropriate exercise, proper nutrition, and adequate, restful sleep.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Looks at how biological, psychological, cultural, and environmental factors affect health and illness.
http://www.health-psych.org/ official website of the div. 38, health psychology of the american psychological association.

In brief: See below
Looks at how biological, psychological, cultural, and environmental factors affect health and illness.
http://www.health-psych.org/ official website of the div. 38, health psychology of the american psychological association.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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