behavioral health


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be·hav·ior·al health

an interdisciplinary field dedicated to promoting a philosophy of health that stresses individual responsibility in the application of behavioral and biomedical science knowledge and techniques to the maintenance of health and prevention of illness and dysfunction by a variety of self-initiated individual and shared activities.
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Nearly half of Americans will develop a mental illness and 27 percent will suffer from a substance abuse problem during their lifetimes, according to the American Hospital Association's "TrendWatch: Bringing Behavioral Health into the Care Continuum," released in January.
Jerry Vaccaro, president of PacifiCare Behavioral Health, the managed behavioral health-care subsidiary of Cypress, Calif.

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