TYPES OF MEDICAL TREATMENT
Bone marrow transplant
1. Coping with Treatment
Most treatments consume lots of time and energy
All have side effects though they differ by treatment
Drug or comb
Individual Costs of Illnesses
The Individual Cost
1. Large financial burden
2. Disease may progress leading to morbidity and mortality
3. Quality of life
How do people adjust to chronic illness?
2. The process by which people attempt to manage stre
Kinds of Pain
1. Acute Pain
3. Fatigue/ Muscle soreness
2. Chronic Pain
4. Injury/nerve damage
Why do we feel pain?
Case of Mr. S.
Lacked hardwiring for pain
Bit off tongue
Major Psychological Challenges Depression Notes
Approximately 25 to 40% of patient s experience depression
Is depression bad for cardiac health?
Associated with disease development
In people with CHD
Predictive of future heart attacks
Predictive of compl
What is Hypertension?
High blood pressure
What is Blood Pressure?
BP is the force that pushes blood through the circulation.
This is necessary in order to provide the tissue with oxygen and remove waste
o Heart Rate (HR)
CORONARY HEART DISEASE NOTES (CHD)
What is CHD?
Clogging of the arteries that feed the heart
The clogging is caused by Atherosclerosis
How common is CHD?
Most common CVD (53%)
13 million people in the US suffer from this condition
Lets do a little thinking
What do you like to do for fun?
What kinds of food do you regularly eat?
What is the quality of that food (do you buy ground sirloin (7% fat) or ground chuck
Do you like sweets? Do you eat them occa
What is Cardiovascular Disease?
CVD refers to the collection of diseases of the heart
Coronary Heart Disease (48%)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Congestive Heart Failure
Congenital Defects rare (0.
PSYC 2580 Section 3, Notes 4
What is Cancer?
Uncontrollable growth and accumulation of abnormal cells
1. The process of cancer development
2. Starts with damage to one or more genes
3. Leads to abnormal cell growth
4. Ends with d
BPS Approach to Pain Moderation
Opiate receptors in the brain
Triggering the receptor does 2 things
Reduce transmission of pain signals
Produces happy feelings
Things that trigger these receptors are called opioids
Health Adjustments/Predispositions Notes
7 Areas of Adjustment
1. Symptoms and limitations brought on by the illness
2. Symptoms and limitations brought on by the treatment
3. Relationship with the health care providers
4. Adjustment to potential changes