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."