Medical Health Psychology

Know More: Medical Health Psychology

Trustworthy information, straight from the source. Education is the first step in an empowering healthcare plan. Learn more about medical health psychology from prevention to diagnosis and treatment.

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Condition Overview

What is medical health psychology?

Physical wellness can be affected by emotional, social and mental health factors. By identifying underlying issues, patients learn to use simple tools that often improve both physical and mental health.

Diagnosis & Treatment Options

How are medical health psychology issues diagnosed and treated?

Psychological providers work with primary care providers to integrate behavioral health care services into patient care. This approach has significantly improved patients’ medical conditions, such as insomnia, chronic pain, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and other medical problems. Helping patients understand how the mind and body are linked and how making behavior changes can impact physical well-being is critical in managing stress and improving wellness.

Techniques in relaxation or meditation are especially helpful for individuals dealing with chronic medical problems. Evidence based psychotherapy and psychoeducation are available to patients coping with a history of cancer or other serious medical conditions.

Preparing for Care

What should I ask my doctor about medical health psychology?

North Memorial Health offers evidence-based and patient-centered mental healthcare. You should talk to your doctor about which treatment options are best for you. Together, you will come up with a treatment plan.

Our comprehensive continuum of individualized treatment offers evidence-based clinical services including:

  • Diagnostic assessments.
  • Neuropsychological and personality assessment.
  • Evidenced-Based Individual psychotherapy for psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders.
  • Group psychotherapy.
  • Psychiatry and medication management.
  • Addiction medicine.
  • Care coordination/case management.