Health - Definition of the application

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  • Health Psychology
    • Health psychology is the study of views on health
    • It promotes good health and looks in depth at drugs and their effects
    • Substance misuse is when an individual takes advantage of a drug and so it affects their mental and physical health
      • This alters an individuals responsibilities and social situation
    • A synapse is the junction between 2 nerve cells of which a drug impulse may travel across to alter our body functioning
    • Tolerance is the capacity to endure subjection to a drug without an adverse reaction
    • Physical dependence is a state that results from chronic drug use where negative physical withdrawal symptoms result from a low dosage
    • Psychological dependence is the state resulting from chronic drug use where negative thought processes of withdrawal symptoms result from a low dosage
    • Withdrawal is a disturbance that occurs when a drug is withdrawn from an individual

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