Mind and body
Our minds and bodies are closely linked.
When you feel bad physically, you often feel bad emotionally, too. The reverse is also true. Feeling down can have an impact on your physical health.
Research has shown just how important the mind/body connection is:
- More than 300 studies have found that psychological distress can weaken the immune system.
- People with diabetes are twice as likely as those without the disease to experience serious psychological distress.
- Psychological interventions with heart patients can reduce the risk of further cardiac events by 75 percent compared to those who receive only medical care and medication.