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Describe health psychology?

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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Dr. Cheryl Wilczak
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Health psychology

The formal definition of health psychology is: health psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with understanding how biology, behavior, and social context influence health and illness.

In brief: Health psychology

The formal definition of health psychology is: health psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with understanding how biology, behavior, and social context influence health and illness.
Dr. Cheryl Wilczak
Dr. Cheryl Wilczak
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

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 th

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 th
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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