Sunday, December 13, 2009

Depression and Healthcare from Insurance Agents

Mental health issues to be the most problematical and least disclosed of all health concerns in America, though they remain a common ailment. A full 16% of Americans will experience some form of depression at some point in their lifetime, though other estimates put this number at almost double. This means that between 50 million and 100 million Americans will be living with some form of depression.

The good news is that the affinity to sweep depression under the rug is dissipating, albeit slowly. Whatever the reason, there now exist more proven methods of combating depression and other mental ailments than ever before, including the traditional therapy, medication, and self-coaching techniques.

Healthcare providers are also contagious up with the public need for mental health maintenance, offering more coverage for counseling services and antidepressant medication, which was previously subject to stern constraints and verification. Some insurance carriers have been pushed into dealing with depression in light of the mounting evidence that depression not only takes a toll on individual physical health but also has been linked to common diseases like diabetes and can exacerbate conditions if left untreated.
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