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What is behavioral medicine?

Behavioral medicine is a field that brings together different areas of knowledge to understand how our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health are connected. It focuses on using this knowledge to prevent, diagnose, and treat health problems.

Behavioral medicine includes a wide range of topics. Some examples include:

  • How our bodies and minds work together
  • Helping individuals in medical settings
  • Finding ways to keep people healthy

The overall goal of behavioral medicine is to improve our understanding of the relationship between behavior and health, and then use that understanding to improve our well-being.