Thursday, April 19, 2012

20% of U.S. Adults Have Mental Illness

A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2010 divulged that 20% if people 18 years and older reported that they had experienced some mental illness in the previous year. Only about half had received treatment. Professional help is needed for effective treatment of mental difficulties. However, prescription medications can often be avoided. Herbal and nutritional supplements can be helpful. Empower plus is a supplement that has good research to back it up. We often will measure urine neurotransmitters to see which ones are out of balance, and then suggest amino acids and other supplements to increase the ones that are low. Allergies can play a significant role. There are many other holistic approaches to treating mental illness. Search for holistic docs from the American Holistic Medical Association(click here), the International College of Integrative Medicine(click here), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine(click here_, and the American College for Advancement in Medicine(click here). For the survey results, see SAMHSA or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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