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Chapter 7 Physical Disorders and Health Psychology
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Psychological and Social Factors that Influence Health Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Factors Are major contributors to medical illness and disease Examples Genital herpes, AIDS, cancer, cardiovascular diseases
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Psychological and Social Factors that Influence Health (continued) DSM-IV-TR and Physical Disorders Coded on Axis III Recognize that psychological factors affect medical conditions Psychological Approaches to Health and Disease Behavioral medicine – Study of factors affecting medical illness Health psychology – Promotion of health
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How Do Psychological and Social Factors Influence Medical Illness? Two Primary Paths Psychological factors can influence basic biological processes Long-standing behavior patterns may put people at risk for disease Leading Causes of Death in the U.S. 50% are linked to lifestyle and behavior patterns
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Overview of Stress and the Stress Response Nature of Stress Stress – Physiological response of an individual Stressor – Event that evokes stress response Stress responses vary from person to person
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Overview of Stress and the Stress Response (continued) The Stress Response and the General Adaptation Syndrome
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