Health Psychology Definitions

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Health Psychology
Health Psychology looks at how emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and social interactions influence ones physical well being and why people behave in an unhealthy manner
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Substance misuse
Substance misuse occurs when people use chemicals for reasons other than their intended use
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Synapse
The junction between two neurons or between a neuron and a muscle
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Tolerance
The diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take larger and larger doses before experiencing the drug's effect
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Physical dependence
A physiological need for a drug marked by unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when drug use is discontinued
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Psychological dependence
The condition that exists when a person must continue to take a drug in order to satisfy intense mental and emotional craving for the drug
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Withdrawal
Unpleasant physical or psychological effects following discontinued use of a drug, can include shakes or tremors, vomiting, blood pressure/heart rate changes
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The diminishing effect with regular use of the same dose of a drug, requiring the user to take larger and larger doses before experiencing the drug's effect

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