Summit Primary Care
Family Medicine located in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Pueblo, CO & La Junta, CO
Behavioral health is the connection between behaviors and your well-being. If you’re struggling with physical or mental health symptoms stemming from stressors, mood disorders, or anything else that prevents you from living life to the fullest, seek out behavioral health care with Summit Primary Care in Denver, Colorado Springs, La Junta, or Pueblo, Colorado. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.
What is behavioral health?
Behavioral health is a wide-ranging term that refers to the link between your behaviors, like your eating, drinking, and exercise habits, and your mental and physical health. Behavioral health care encompasses issues related to mental health disorders, addiction, and life stress-related symptoms.
Behavioral health care focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating symptoms that arise from behavioral health-related problems.
- Substance misuse
- Weight gain
- Binge eating
Behavioral health services empower patients by helping them understand why they do and feel certain things and giving them tools to improve their symptoms.
How does behavioral health relate to physical health?
Your mental health and circumstances, like stressors, inform your behavior, and your behavior informs your physical health.
For example, if you are suffering from depression, you may be struggling with binge eating and weight gain as a result. Likewise, if you’re struggling with binge eating and weight gain, you may be struggling with depression as a result. Or, together, the two symptoms may relate to another issue.
Regardless, how you behave and how you feel physically and mentally are linked, and to be as happy and healthy as possible, it’s important to address your health holistically.
What do behavioral health services treat?
Through behavioral health services, Summit Primary Care can offer insight into and treat a wide range of ailments and concerns, including:
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Substance use disorder
Common behavioral health services include:
- Mental health evaluations
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Addiction counseling and education
- Treatment through medication
When you visit Summit Primary Care for behavioral health, the practice looks at you as a whole person and considers questions like:
- What is your diet like?
- How is your sleep?
- What social or work stressors do you have in your life?
Considering questions like these, Summit Primary Care can get a better picture of your life and your needs and put together a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Behavioral health matters, and so do you. If you’re struggling with the symptoms of a behavioral health disorder, get help today. Schedule an appointment with the caring professionals at Summit Primary Care online or over the phone today.
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