Medical Psychology

Medical Psychology is also called as Clinical Health Psychology or Health care Psychology, which reveals about the idea of body and the mind. This says that the body and mind are one and have a belief that the corporeal and the physical bodies are the single and by no means are they different.

Socrates introduced the Greeks to this idea in many of his works. The main aim of Medical Psychology is to distribute the knowledge to all branches of psychology and medicine in the prevention, treatment, assessment of all forms of physical diseases.

Medical psychology also helps in the determination of biochemical, genetics, and physiologic factors of illnesses and reaction to illness. There are special behavioral methods which are used to help the person match coping and the management skill to the person's character, abilities and personality style.

The main function of the Medical Psychology is to determination of personality styles which is copied and the examination of the attitude of an individual.


Some doctors and other philosophers believe that the line of thought using Cartesian is obsolete. Some raises the arguments that many un curable diseases are present but it's not due to the physical ailments but due to the mental problems Some evidence proves that there is lack of effective treatments for medical complications such as pains, cancer and the cure is not centered on the body but also the mind.

The Medical psychology contribution has been increased with the use as primary care doctors in the world's largest HMO, the California Kaiser Permanente. These psychologists take effort along with primary care physicians in order to verify optimum treatment plans for all patients with physical and/or mental illnesses.


The main contribution of medical psychology is giving the knowledge to the patients in the disease processes. Often such education of patient and the family insures a better compliance with treatments recommended by physicians.

Training in medical psychology entails a doctoral degree (Ph.D., or Psy.D.) in clinical psychology, a placement, and postdoctoral training in one of the branches of medicine conventionally associated with psychological fields: psychosomatic medicine, rehabilitation, neuropsychology matter abuse, pain medicine, among others.