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Unformatted text preview: Subfield of Behavioral Medicine DEFINITIONS DEFINITIONS Psychophysiological Disorders: Medical conditions influenced by stress Medical or other psychosocial factors Used to be called psychosomatic illness Used psychosomatic Common Example: Stress-related ulcers DEFINITIONS DEFINITIONS Health Behaviors / Risk Behaviors Lifestyle or behavior patterns that put Lifestyle people at risk for illness or injury illness Common examples: Smoking Sedentary lifestyle/no exercise Unsafe sexual practices DEFINITIONS DEFINITIONS Combination of Health/Risk Behaviors Combination and Psychophysiological Disorders and Lifestyle or behavior patterns Lifestyle behavior that may put someone at risk And And Stress influence or exacerbate the resulting medical condition Example: AIDS DEFINITIONS DEFINITIONS STRESS!! Stressor - Any Life Event Requiring A Psychological Or Physical Adaptation Adapt...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course CLP 4144 taught by Professor Jeremypettit during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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