Health Psychology

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Psychology - 190 pages
This simple and concise introduction to the psychology of health is the perfect text for students new to the area. Topics covered include health policy and epidemiology, genetic factors in disease, the experience of illness as a patient, beliefs and attitudes, stress, pain and healthy lifestyles.
 

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Contents

Introduction to health psychology
1
Social epidemiology and health policy
19
Symptoms of illness and pain
31
History of pain
37
Theories of pain
43
assessment management and treatment
49
Medical treatments for pain
55
Doctorpatient communication
71
Psychological factors in illness
85
Lifestyles and health
101
Stress and stress management
123
Study aids
141
Glossary
159
Website addresses for additional information
167
Index
183
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