Pychology and Health Problems

Psychology and Health Problems
Axia College of University of Phoenix

Psychology has built the bridge between physical health and mental health, giving the medical community another approach to diagnosing medial issues. In Figure 4.3 0f the text, the multi-factional model shows how health issues can be a result of biological, sociocultural, environmental, stressors, personality, and behavior. These are the main factors that mold people into individuals, however these are the same factors that lump people together with similar health problems. Having the ability to recognize how these factors have a direct effect on a person’s life, could ultimately lead to people living longer healthier lives. Failure to learn how to cope with these factors, could lead to deadly results.
Healthy issues and Psychology
Through the multi-factional model, we are able to see the all the different factors that effect our mental and physical health. This gives us a clear example of how one person could be more likely to suffer from a certain illness, opposed to another. Genetics make up who we are, and that is what makes us prone to a particular illness. Our mental stability is connected to illness, which can eventually make the illness worse. In all the factors there are to consider, one can see that the combination of factors differ from person to person. If heart disease and obesity are known to be genetic traits within a family, the family members could eat a healthy diet and exercise to try and prevent the development of obesity and heart disease. Although in some cases, the genetics may continue to be the determining factor. Add other factors like socioculture, personality, stressors, and environment, and they may add up to be enough to outweigh the persons attempting to live a healthy lifestyle.
Stress is a mental reaction that eventually transforms into a physical reaction from the body. If an unhealthy lifestyle is connected to those stressors, this could cause a...