What is Behavioral Medicine?

Behavioral Medicine (often referred to as “B-Med”) is an interdisciplinary field that utilizes behavioral health techniques (CBT, DBT, relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, mindfulness meditation, motivational interviewing, and others) to treat a variety of medical and mental health conditions. A more informal way to refer to Behavioral Medicine is “Mind-Body Medicine.” However, b-med also looks at factors that go beyond the “mind” and the “body,” such as social and lifestyle factors that affect health.

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Becky Schrumm