Health Psychology (Swasthya Manovigyan) is one of the most crucial emerging branches of Psychology. This book helps in understanding how to maintain their health, well-being and guard against illness. This book contains twenty-five chapters covering all aspects of health, well-being, and illness with excellent, revised and updated study materials such as Modern theories of health psychology, Health behaviour and approach, Well-being, Mental health, Stress and management, Alternative therapies for health and well-being, Illness: Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Heart disease, Hypertension/High blood pressure, Diabetes, Pain, Obesity, Eating disorder, Depression, Osteoporosis, Thyroid, Paralysis, Unsafe sexual behaviour, Phobia, Menopause, Drug addiction and Alcoholism. All chapters are relevant in the current scenario and provide an essential understanding and guidance about health, well-being and illness.
Dr. VIKAS KUMAR was born in a normal farming family in Amgaon village of Simaria block under Chathra district of Jharkhand. Dr. Kumar was educated up to M.A. (Psychology), M.Phil., NET, JRF, SRF., Ph-D., PDF. Dr. Kumar authored many books out of which both ‘Jiwan Ka Yatarth’ and ‘Bade Ghar Ki Daawat’ are major story collections and also published stories composed by him in various Journals and Magazines of the country. Dr. Vikas Kumar has served as the Head of the Department of Psychology in Rameshwar Chethru College under B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University at Sakra, Dholi, Muzaffarpur (Bihar).