Medical Health Psychology
What is medical health psychology?
Physical wellness can be affected by emotional, social and mental health factors. By identifying underlying issues, customers 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 customer care. This approach has significantly improved customers’ medical conditions, such as insomnia, chronic pain, obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and other medical problems. Helping customers 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 customers 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 customer-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.