Co-morbidity may be the result of the compounding effects of a breakdown in integral resilience.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) indicated that three modifiable health risk behaviors – lack of physical activity, poor nutrition and the use of tobacco are responsible for much of the high rates of comorbidity. The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Report (2011) indicated that more than half of disabled Medicaid enrollees with psychiatric conditions also had claims for diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) or pulmonary disease which are substantially higher than rates of these illnesses among persons without psychiatric conditions.
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