Dr. Alexander Salerno serves as the lead physician at Salerno Medical Associates, LLP. Possessing nearly 15 years of experience in internal medicine, Dr. Alexander Salerno and the team at the New Jersey-based practice provide patients with integrated care that aims to improve the health of their body and mind.
While many people think of good health as primarily related to their physical well-being, behavioral health can play a major role in bodily function. Mental health conditions such as depression can take a physical toll on patients that may manifest itself through body aches, extreme fatigue, sleep deprivation, and eating disorders.
Additionally, untreated depression can make people more susceptible to unhealthy behaviors such as substance abuse and increase their risk of developing heart disease. Depression may also lead to a weakened immune system, forgetfulness, and headaches. Studies suggest that nearly 7 percent of adults in the United States are living with depression.