BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

n. a multidisciplinary field of medicine which develops and integrates knowledge on how behavioral theories and therapeutic methods can be clinically applied. As a discipline, it derives more knowledge from behavioral research. It involves doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers in disease management, intervention, and health promotion. See behavioral health.

BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE: "As an interdisciplinary science, the field of Behavioral Medicine also employs techniques and therapies used in health psychology."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-medicine/ (accessed July 6, 2020).
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