PS370 Health Psychology Chronic Illness Assignment

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Question Description

In a five-page expository essay, you will explore the mind–body connection in chronic illness. In your paper, you will address the following issues:

Start with an explanation of how the mind and body interact in a chronic illness. Use the principles of health psychology discussed to date in the course and analyze how these principles would apply to a chronic illness. Be sure to include a discussion of the relationship between psychological factors and wellness, along with all factors of the mind body connection as demonstrated in the Unit 3 Learning Activity. Illustrate this connection with at least three specific examples. Continue to incorporate these principles as you address the following questions:

  1. What impact does chronic illness have on an individual and their families?
  2. Using the information in your textbook about chronic illness, explain at least two reasons why addiction is considered a chronic illness.
  3. How do you preserve relationships during and after treatment of a substance use disorder? Include at least two ways. Take into account the perspective of addiction as a chronic illness as you answer this question.
  4. Describe the long-term treatment process for the individual with a substance use disorder. What are the support systems needed to remain in active recovery?

In closing, discuss how you will use the concepts in this paper in your personal and professional life.

Include reference to your textbook and at least two additional scholarly resources.

Information regarding APA formatting is at the Writing Center. APA formatting dictates how your paper should appear on each page.

Each Paper should include:

  • A title page
  • The paper itself (the "discussion")
  • A reference page
  • Use standard margins: 1" on all sides.
  • Use standard 12-point font size in Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Use standard double-spacing: average of 22 lines per page, and between 20 to 24 lines per page.
  • Use left-aligned text. Do not right-justify.

Follow all questions and must pass a plagiarizer checker.

Here is the unit 3 learning activity so use to answer some of the questions

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Health Psychology
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Health Psychology refers to the study of the behavioral and psychological factors that can
affect illness and healthcare of an individual. Cultural factors can also contribute to physical
health and illness. Health is a product of the thoughts, feelings, habits and socioeconomic status
of an individual. The chronic illness that an individual experiences can negatively affect them
and their family members. On the other hand, drug addiction is a chronic illness that can be
treated by a combination of medications and therapies that are lifelong processes. However,
support systems can also ensure that recovery is active and relapse is prevented.
The psychological impact of chronic illness on an individual and their families
The psychological effect t of chronic illness on an individual is direct. This is because the
patient is forced to adapt to the new state of health challenges. This is not usually easy for
patients, and before they adapt, they experience depression and anxiety. The social and
emotional functioning of the patient deteriorates since the experience is traumatizing (Schiaffino,
Shawaryn and Blum, 2018). Additionally, when one suffers from a chronic illness, they feel as
though they are burdens to their family members. Also, the extra attention provided to the patient
by the health caregivers and their family members makes it difficult to adjust and deal with the
Therefore, their social connections and interactions are also affected. This results in
emotional distress and anxiety that causes psychological distress. The severity of the disease
builds low self-esteem for those suffering from chronic illnesses. This is also contributed by the
lack of self-concept which may affect their mental health. On the other hand, chronic illness
impairs the ability of an individual to get on with life; hence they are unable to develop or



maintain friendships or relationships with those in their lives. This is because of the uncertainty
of the disease and whether the situation will improve. The treatment options for chronic illnesses
are overwhelm...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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