behavioural medicine


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behavioural medicine

A medical discipline that integrates behavioural, psychosocial and biomedical approaches to health promotion and disease prevention and management. The behavioural approach has been recognised by some HMOs as a way of improving the quality of healthcare while reducing costs.
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Frances Quirk, associate professor in health psychology and behavioural medicine at James Cook University in Queensland, said it was well known that older men became more deluded about their dating market value and more demanding of potential partners.
"We are trying to establish a dialogue with the community regarding mental health and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness", said Dr Mohammed Salim Al Alawi, senior house officer at the department of behavioural medicine in SQUH.
"Consider a person who usually comes home alone after school and eats out of boredom," said Dr Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, assistant professor of pediatrics in the University at Buffalo's Division of Behavioural Medicine and first author on the study.
The Ageing and Dementia Research Group (ADRG) comprises faculty members from Food Science and Nutrition, the Department of Behavioural Medicine, Medicine -- Neurology Unit and Pathology from SQU and the Department of Pharmacology, Oman Assistant Pharmacy Institute, MOH.
Samir Al Adawi from the Department of Behavioural Medicine of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences spoke about biophysical approach for management of obesity.
Dr Hamed Al Sinawi, consulting geriatric psychiatrist from the Department of Behavioural Medicine at SQU Hospital; M.
Dr Hamed Al Sinawi, consulting geriatric psychiatrist from the Department of Behavioural Medicine at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Hospital, stated, "Oman Alzheimer's Society, which has been approved by the Ministry of Social Development, is an initiative by the Ageing and Dementia Research Group at SQU.
The Ageing and Dementia Research Group comprises faculty members from Food Science and Nutrition, the Department of Behavioural Medicine, the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Pathology.
It would offer several diagnostic and therapeutic services in psychiatric and behavioural medicine, rehabilitation and emergency services.

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