Category Archives: Health Psychology

Applying psychological theories and methods in order to understand those factors which help people to remain healthy, cope with their illnesses or recover from them.

How to Deal With Chronic Pain and Depression

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Chronic pain refers to persistent physical pain that continues for more than 12 weeks despite medication or other forms of treatment. Clinical research suggests that  30-50% of people with chronic pain also experience associated mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression. These findings are not surprising as the the mind-body connection—the idea that a person’s biological functioning can impact his or her thoughts and emotions—has long been established in the medical and mental health communities. Chronic pain is also linked with increased stress, sleep problems, and feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. Continue reading

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Effective Treatments for Drug Addiction

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Most people who struggle with drug addiction undergo changes in their brain function and behavior. So it is not unusual for these individuals to experience significant damage to their physical and mental health over time. Medical and mental health research show that drug addiction is treatable and many people with the condition would like to break free from the habit. However, current health statistics indicate that relapse among individuals with drug addiction is very common. Continue reading

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How Does Being a Healthcare Worker Affect Your Mental Health?

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Our personal environment and surroundings have a significant impact on our overall wellbeing, so it’s not surprising that your career can affect your mental health. From stress at work to executive burnout, there are numerous ways your work can impact your emotional health.  Continue reading

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How Compression Sleeves Can Physically and Mentally Prepare You For Your Fitness Goals

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The health and fitness industry has continued to develop innovations that aid people in achieving their body goals. One example is compression clothing, such as tights and sleeves, which provide physical and mental benefits for both professional athletes and regular gym-goers. Continue reading

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How CBD Can Be Used As An Alternative to Addictive Pharmaceuticals

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the most common addictive drugs include cannabis, synthetic cannabinoids or “fake weed,” prescription drugs like opioids and stimulants, and over-the-counter drugs, such as cough syrups and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Drug addiction may result from misusing or overdosing on prescription or over-the-counter drugs.  Continue reading

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