Psychology and Health Problems

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Psychology and Health Problems 1 Running head: PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH PROBLEMS Psychology and Health Problems Kimberly Valdez Axia University of Phoenix
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Psychology and Health Problems 2 Psychology and Health Problems The multi-factorial model is illness and health issues of multiple factors like psychological, biological and their interactions. The term Laymen gave is having different multiple factors come together to prevent and cause illnesses. It seems that most people seem to catch the viruses that are going around. If you can look around at all the aspects of people’s lives then you will be able to find that there is a different type of factors like biological, environmental, personal behavior that can be the cause for their weak immune system. Also a person that does not have that much family history of illness, less stress in their lives, a healthy lifestyle with a positive attitude, the person won’t get sick as much. Multi-factorial model can help the doctors and the psychologists to be able to diagnose and treat illness by letting doctors break down the cause of the individual’s illness. During the period of the diagnose person, the multi-factorial model can also benefit the person. With one look at the patients chart the doctor can see the patient’s family history of lung disease and they smoke cigarettes a day. Looking at the multiple factors the doctor would have a better idea that the patient may have lung disease as to oppose to another illness. By the doctor evaluating each aspects of the patient’s life the doctor can decide in what way he can start treating the patient or remove the negative factors of the individual’s life; like smoking. Psychology has helped many people understand and treat illnesses. For example one type of
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