The promotion and the protection of physical and, recently, mental health is a globally recognized priority. This is not true though with regard for their interrelationship which has received little attention from both medical branches. It is well known that physical healthproblems or disabilities are accompanied by or combined with mental health symptoms or disorders and vice versa. The advantages of a holistic, individualized approach, which covers not only the subjective complains of the patient but also the interaction between physical and mental health are well established based upon credible scientific data.

Key words: Mental health, physical health, holistic approach, individualized approach.

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