Behavioral Medicine Programs
Located within Internal Medicine and jointly sponsored by the hospital’s Medicine and Psychiatry Departments, these programs advance health promotion and disease prevention. The programs are:
- Smoking Cessation
- The Behavioral Management of Chronic Pain Clinic
- The Behavioral Management of Hypertension Clinic
- Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Center
These clinics are “multi-component” interventions combining education about the particular disease and its treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy aimed at reducing anxiety and depression, operant conditioning focusing on changing lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise, relaxation training to reduce stress and anger and social support from family and friends to help maintain these new behaviors.
For more information on these programs call 617.414.5098.