Chronic Health Issues
In 2012, the CDC estimated that half of all adults had a chronic health diagnosis. Chronic diseases include diagnoses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis. If you are someone who is suffering from chronic health problems, you are aware of how difficult it can be to live with an unhealthy and unhappy body.
Depression is one of the most common obstacles that can co-occur with chronic illness. It is estimated that up to one-third of individuals with a serious medical condition experience significant symptoms of depression.
If you are or may be suffering from chronic health problem talk to your primary care doctor and also meet with a mental health professional. It is important to have your doctor and therapist coordinate care to clarify your diagnosis so that you can receive the medical care you need. Call us today for an intake session.
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