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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Dan Silver

Chapter 9 The Interface Between Physical and Mental Health Personality Processes and Disease Hippocrates developed a system of medicine based on the belief that substances called humors influenced both personality and health Extended by Galen the 4 primary humors were blood melancholy black bile choler yellow bile and phlegm People w excess of bile were thought to be prone to depression and degenerative disease whereas those w too much choler were angry and bitterBlood led to a ruddy sanguine personality and phlegm was thought to cause apathy Sigmund Freud is credited w developing the first Western scientific theory of mind and he believed that eventually psychological phenomena would be traced back to neurophysiological events The closely linked fields of health psychology and behavioural medicine are founded on the notion that the mind and the body are intimately connect in a bidirectional or even transactional manner Health ps
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