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Combining mental and physical health improves outcomes for primary care patients

01:59 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

It is often thought that primary care clinics are only able to help with physical health challenges, but a new study shows that this may not be the case. In the study, published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center found that brief cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered in the primary care setting helped improve not only physical functioning but also symptoms of depression and anxiety in medically ill veterans.

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