Chronic Health and Mental Health
Research tells us 29% of adults with a chronic health condition also have symptoms of a mental health condition severe enough to warrent a diagnosis.
The most common among these are anxiety and depression. We know there is a complex interplay between biology, psychology, and the world you live in. Feeling things like depression and anxiety don’t increase your ability to follow those directions about changing your lifestyle.
Maybe you’ve thought about going to get some support before or maybe someone has recommended it. You might have even felt like someone suggested “the problem is all in your head.” I want you to know it’s not all in your head.
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Your experience is real and it is important.
Getting the correct medical intervention is important. The good news is medical intervention it isn’t the only thing that helps.
Research indicates behaviors can account for up to 30% of health outcomes – meaning you can live longer and better by making some changes about what you can control.
You already got that pamphlet about the lifestyle changes you should make – the problem is it’s not really that easy to quit smoking, change your diet, or change anything really.