Lena Edwards, MD, internist, Balance Health & Wellness Center, discusses stressand mental health. Seventy five to 90% of patients seek primary care for stress-related conditions. By 2020, the WHO says that mental health diseases in addition to stress-related bodily disorders will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide.
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