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HealthPsychology93.pdf PSY 382 - M001

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Date Created: 09/04/15
Health Psychology 93 Thursday September 3 2015 1102 AM Goals Models of health Importance of health psych What health psychologists do Health Psychology the application of psychological principles and research to the enhancement of health and the prevention and treatment of illness Biomedical Model About 100 years ago the dominant model was the biomedical model which focused on anatomy physiology pathogens a virus bacteria or other disease causing organisms that invade the body Absence of disease quotI have no disease therefore I am healthyquot Top causes of death in 1900 pneumonia tuberculosis diarrhea bc water and food was infected by dangerous bacteria and viruses Over time discoveries we found immunizations and medications causing a longer lifespan Top causes of death in 2004 heart disease cancer strokes respiratory diseases related to everyday lifestyle behaviors chronic diseases meaning you are not necessarily going to die immediately People with chronic diseases need to make lifestyle changes to be able to live with a chronic disease quotwe are now living long enough to slowly fall apartquot Robert Sapolsky Implications of Chronic illness Behavioral factors are you eating healthy foods are you smoking are you tanning excessively Long term treatments Daily medications shots Understand and adjust lifestyle change diet quit smoking quit drinking Distress mental well being high stress causes you not to feel well What is health Factors influencing health and well being Biology genetics physiology age immune functioning medications Psychology personality stress coping skills diet risky behaviors adherence Social socioeconomic status ethnicity ampculture racism social support Research Implications amp Health Psychology Investigate behavioral causes of illness ex Smoking diet unsafe sex Who Why When Investigate ways to promote health how to engage in health enhancing behaviors Investigate new interventions how to develop new and better interventions to make people healthier Treatment Implications 1 Medicine and Psychology working together 2 Relationship between patients and practitioner is important trust 3 Some things that health Psychologists do Physical Complaints No medical problems Family Individuals Support Groups CognitiveBehavioral Interventions ampother Treatments Adhering to treatment PsychologyPsychiatry careers in Health Psychology Psychologists The PhD39s clinical and counseling psychologistsResearch psychologists Tkn Dr D In AnniAlan A urn lnL f lf R l lIvnnImnnI 1rll I l and n r A I In IIIC l39byLJb UULLUID UI JDYLIIUIUEY LICCILIIICIIL IIIUIVIUUdI dllU EIUUPI MD39s Psychiatrists prescription privileges MSW39s Social Workers MS clinical and counseling psychology


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