Many people do not often realize the breadth of behavioral health issues psychologists are trained to treat. A new American Psychological Association (APA) fact sheet series, "How Psychologists Can Help," provides insight into how psychologists can help patients manage a range of chronic health conditions.

The fact sheets include a downloadable version for printing and distribution through psychologists’ offices or public education activities. Select fact sheets are available in packets of 50 for free to APA members. To order packets, visit our order page.

Psychologists can help people with heart disease find ways to make lifestyle changes and address emotional reactions such as anxiety.

Maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle

Psychologists can help people with heart disease find ways to make lifestyle changes and address emotional reactions such as anxiety.
A major aspect of weight control involves understanding and managing thoughts and behaviors that can interfere with weight loss.

Getting your weight under control

A major aspect of weight control involves understanding and managing thoughts and behaviors that can interfere with weight loss.
Taking Control of your Diabetes

Taking control of your diabetes

How psychologists can help with diabetes management.
To treat chronic pain effectively, you must address its physical, emotional and psychological aspects.

Managing chronic pain: How psychologists can help with pain management

To treat chronic pain effectively, you must address its physical, emotional and psychological aspects.
Psychologists help with insomnia and provide tips that can be helpful in changing unhealthy habits and improving your sleep.

Getting a good night's sleep

Sleeping difficulties are often connected to underlying problems such as stress, depression or anxiety.