Physical Disorders & Health Psychology, Stress Disorders, and Sleep Disorders

Physical Disorders & Health Psychology, Stress Disorders, and Sleep Disorders

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Common medical conditions affected by psychological factors Cardiovascular diseases Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Strokes Cancer Immune System disorders AIDS Other disorders Ulcers, headaches, pain, chronic fatigue
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Psych/social factors affect physical health in 2 ways: By affecting the biological processes that lead to illness and disease (stress response) Through behavior patterns that heighten risk, affect course, or interfere with treatment
Background image of page 2
Stress and Illness Stressors and stress: Acute, chronic Cognitive appraisal: Threat, Challenge Physiological stress response HPA axis Endocrine system: cortisol Behavioral reactions: Coping Illness: Stress and immune system
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Cardiovascular problems Cardiovascular system: heart, blood vessels Diseases Hypertension: Systolic and diastolic blood pressure Myocardial infarction Strokes: blockages, ruptures
Background image of page 4
Cardiovascular Problems - Causes Genetic factors, physiology
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/02/2009 for the course PSYCH 127 taught by Professor Lopez during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

Page1 / 15

Physical Disorders & Health Psychology, Stress Disorders, and Sleep Disorders

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online