Behavioral Medicine

J. M. Smyth, M. J. Zawadzki

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Abstract

Behavioral medicine is a multidisciplinary field that integrate, behavioral, psychological, sociological, and biomedical science, knowledge and techniques to better understand and treat health and illness. Behavioral medicine examines the influence of multiple pathways to disease that operate within and across individual, group, and societal levels. The goals of behavioral medicine are to provide comprehensive care that includes prevention of disease and promotion of health, better diagnosis and treatment of illness, and enhanced rehabilitation and recovery following disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages156-162
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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Smyth, J. M., & Zawadzki, M. J. (2016). Behavioral Medicine. In Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition (pp. 156-162). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00148-8