ACT for Health Problems

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As healthcare delivery continues to move towards and integrated care model, the connections between biological, psychological, and social processes affecting health remain minimally understood. Researchers have been exploring the role of acceptance, mindfulness, and values in producing positive health outcomes, while examining the negative role of experiential avoidance in the development and maintenance of health problems. ACT studies have been conducted in the areas of chronic pain, smoking, stress, burnout, diabetes management, and epilepsy with more studies in progress. In this section you will find links to researchers, studies, and applications of ACT in the areas of Wellness, Behavioral Health, Health Psychology, and Behavioral Medicine.