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What is health psychology and how does it help with stress effect on health?
11 doctors weighed in

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. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Fred Gallo
Dr. Fred Gallo
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Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Health Psychology is
Health psychology is the study of how our mental/emotional states impact our overall health.
Through a better understanding of this important relationship we can devise different strategies to promote health and wellbeing. There is already a lot of research and a recognition of the impact stress has on our physiology and health on many levels.

In brief: Health Psychology is
Health psychology is the study of how our mental/emotional states impact our overall health.
Through a better understanding of this important relationship we can devise different strategies to promote health and wellbeing. There is already a lot of research and a recognition of the impact stress has on our physiology and health on many levels.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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