It’s time for the medical community to start asking themselves what they can do better in terms of disease prevention and treating patients from an all-around wellness point of view.
Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) April 27, 2012
Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of mental health treatment in Michigan, recently reported that adults who reported any type of mental illness in the past year were more likely to also suffer from asthma, heart disease or stroke. The Michigan mental health clinic, citing the results of a recent study conducted by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reported that many adults in the US who have reported a mental illness during the last year also reported a physical condition. In the study, 22% of adults who had reported a recent mental illness also suffered from high blood pressure, nearly 16% had asthma and 9% suffered from diabetes. Comparatively, the number of adults who suffered from these diseases but who didn’t report a mental illness was significantly lower.
According to Lori Edelson, Birmingham Maple Clinic spokesperson, seeing the large number of adults with mental illness and a serious medical condition should speak to the importance that the medical community should be placing on both physical and mental well-being. Edelson said, “As emergency rooms and medical clinics are being flooded with patients who suffer from mental illnesses and other conditions, it’s time for the medical community to start asking themselves what they can do better in terms of disease prevention and treating patients from an all-around wellness point of view.”
Birmingham Maple Clinic has been specializing in mental health services in Michigan since for over 30 years, providing services for individuals, couples, families, groups and the community. The clinic provides treatment for a variety of psychological conditions, including child and adult ADHD, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and marriage, family and relationship counseling. For more information, please visit http://www.birminghammaple.com.