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U.S. Economic Burden For PTSD Tops $230 Billion

U.S. Economic Burden For PTSD Tops $230 Billion

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) costs in the United States for civilian and military populations are estimated at $232.2 billion for 2018. Of that estimated cost, $76.1 billion was for direct health care services to treat PTSD, representing 32.8% of the total estimated cost. The remaining costs were predominantly due to…
Depression & Poor Mental Health Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risks Among Young Adults

Depression & Poor Mental Health Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risks Among Young Adults

During 2017 through 2020, depression and poor mental health were associated with premature cardiovascular disease and sub-optimal cardiovascular health among adults ages 18 to 49 years. Among this adult population, about 19.6% had depression and 2.5% had cardiovascular disease during these years. Those with depression were twice as likely to…

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