Three typical areas of application of behavioural medicine are described: biofeedback, relaxation training, and various cognitive behavioural procedures. It is argued that biofeedback has led to few useful clinical treatments but both relaxation and more complex procedures and methods of analysis can contribute to the prevention and treatment of disease. This is illustrated with examples from the literature on headache and the prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease and cancer.
- high blood-pressure
- borderline essential hypertension
- Raynauds Disease
- temperature biofeedback
- tension headache