The facilities in the hospitals are more tuned to deal with only the mental illness. The authors say that this trend is wrong and must change. All these factors contribute to these people having lesser lifespan than regular functioning adults of the society. The effects of the psychotropic drugs on the body are also not fully studied. If the side effects of these drugs cause the other diseases or ailments is not known as of now. The authors are suggesting that the patients who have severe mental illness must be cared for more than regular patients (Hert et al, 2011). For this to happen there should be changes in the overall health care system. There should be a policy change for dealing with such symptoms. Apart from this the individual hospitals must put in more efforts and treatments in order to check to be more invested in-patient care of mentally ill patients. All entities involved with the patient care of mentally ill patients must take more efforts for patient care.
The doctors often prescribe in relaxing activities for stress free life. In the recent years people have found that there is a link between the mind and biological changes. Some diseases like autism arise because of physiological disorders but the stress associated with it on the child and the parents has to be resolved with behavioral psychological treatment. Study on the connection of mind and the chronic pain that one suffers because of physiological ailments are therefore best resolved together. Researchers have also found a link between the stresses that on faces and the working of their nervous system and the neuroendocrine functions (Brunner et al, 2002), all these functions are associated with the pain threshold level that one can bear and are also causative agents for pain.
In the context of discussing the evidence on health psychology, it should also be pointed out that in the realization of health psychology, there are some challenges. For instance in a study of Brydon et al (2006) the study conducted to link physiological health with mental health also points out that the social economic status of a person will influence their access to psychological services. Furthermore the very manifestation of physiological ailments are probably driven more in the case of patients that suffer more stress related to their socio-economic background.