INTEGRATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES WITHIN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA: ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING PRACTICE AND ATTITUDE By Tamrat Z. Teshome

Abstract Human minds and bodies are closely linked. When one feels bad physically, he or she often feels bad emotionally, too. The reverse is also true. More than 300 studies have found that psychological distress can weaken the human immune system. Studies also reveal that psychological interventions with heart patients can reduce the risk of further cardiac events by 75% compared to those who receive only medical care and medication. There are evidences that Psychology, as the science of behaviour, has much to offer to enhance health promotion and disease…

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