Breaking down the silos of mental and physical health care
Until recently, health care professionals, in general, treated the mind and body separately and cared for them under different systems.
By Caroline Covington|July 06, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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AUSTIN, Texas — Kerstin Taylor fought alcohol and substance abuse problems for two decades. She periodically sought help through addiction and psychiatric treatments to stay sober, but she continued to relapse.
That unrelenting roller coaster, and the emotional and mental fallout, left her with little energy or resources to take charge of her overall health. Taylor, 53, has asthma and doctors told her she was at risk of developing diabetes.
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