mind – body connection
promotion and maintenance
and treatment of illness
health and illness as the resulting combination of factors such as:
genetic predisposition, behavioral factors (lifestyle, stress, health
beliefs), and social conditions (cultural and family influences and
relationships, social support).
To learn more about health psychology
Visit the Division 38 Health Psychology Home Page at www.health-psych.org
Medical Counseling is
Short-Term Therapy for Long-Term Illness.
of Americans struggle to cope with long- term illness each day.
Those who suffer from diseases, as well as those who care for
them, are often in need of emotional and psychological support.
Interventions for health psychology and chronic medical counseling often
about ways to cope with disease, illness, and health
interventions focus upon buffering the effect of stress on health by promoting enhanced coping or improved social support utilization.
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