People With Physical Health Problems More Likely To Seek Mental Healthcare.

HealthDay (7/25, Preidt) reports, “People with physical health problems ranging from back pain to cancer are three times more likely to seek mental health care than those without such woes,” according to a study published online in the journal Health Services Research. “The study looked at data from more than 6,000 adults who took part in the 2004 and 2005 US Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys.” Notably, “even after omitting people with catastrophic physical conditions, such as cancer, stroke and heart attack, the researchers still found that people with physical health issues were three times more likely to seek mental health care.”

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— “Physical Ailments Take Toll on Mental Health: Study, “Robert Preidt, Healthday, July 24, 2012.

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