Chronic Physical Disorders: Behavioral Medicine's by Alan Christensen, Michael Antoni

By Alan Christensen, Michael Antoni

In persistent actual problems, the main fashionable figures within the box of behavioral medication argue why a biopsychosocial standpoint is important to lowering the large own and societal burden of continual affliction.

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Work disability in rheumatoid arthritis: Effects of disease, social, and work factors. Annals of Internal Medicine, 93, 551–556. CHAPTER 2 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS 25 Social Psychological Aspects of Chronic Illness Vicki S. Helgeson and Kerry A. Reynolds Carnegie Mellon University Introduction Since the later half of the 20th century the leading causes of death have involved chronic diseases, in particular heart disease and cancer. These diseases are complicated because they are not caused by single agents: they are caused by multiple factors, and many of these have to do with a person’s lifestyle, such as smoking, diet, and exercise.

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The self is not the only source of control. , a physician, God) has control over their illness. This type of control has been called external or vicarious. We typically construe an external locus of control as an unhealthy orientation to life, but in the case of chronic illness perceiving that others have control may be helpful. , 1991). , 1991), who are used to relying on others for assistance. , 1987). There may be some aspects of the illness for which control should not be surrendered. A construct that is related to vicarious control and incorporates personal control is participatory control.

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