Psychology and Health Problems

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Introduction To Psychology   1 Psychology and Health Problems Sabrina Armstrong Com/210 March 25, 2010 Catherine Jenkins
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Introduction To Psychology 2 Assignment: Psychology and Health Problems There are many reasons that people get sick and the Multifactorial model does relate directly to the diagnosis of illnesses, it tells people what the contributing factors are when they get sick. The Multifactorial model is the principle, in which many different factors contribute to a people’s health issues and illnesses. There are multitudes of factors involving biological, psychological, and cultural domains as well that play a part in people’s well being. Here are a few factors that do contribute to peoples’ health problems, illnesses, or unmanageable stress in their lives but people seldom figure in these factors. Biological Factors: First, there are the biological factors to consider as well like families histories of illnesses, age, gender, and ethnicity. All of these biological factors contribute to a person’s health and what kind of future illnesses that could come up in the future. One form of biological vulnerability to depression is genetic risk. One form of biological vulnerability to depression is genetic risk. Among older adults, there have been both depressive disorder and clinically significant depressive symptoms are genetically influenced (N.A, Biological Factors, 2010, March 28). Sociocultural Factors: Then there are also the sociocultural factors that play a part in people’s mental and physical health as well. For example, families’ circumstances and families conflicts, having access to health care or health insurance and transportation to health care services.   Socioeconomic and cultural factors have thought to influence an individual's health (Beard J., Tomaska N., Earnest A., Summerhayes R., Morgan G. 2009, February 17). Environmental Factors: There are also environmental factors that play a larger role in
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