Study Study: Economic burden of PTSD 'staggering'

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A new study finds that the national economic burden of PTSD goes beyond direct health care expenses and exceeds the costs of other common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. The researchers estimated the cost of PTSD at $232.2 billion for 2018, the latest year for which data were available at the time of the study.

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shimmerz

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The researchers estimated the cost of PTSD at $232.2 billion for 2018, the latest year for which data were available at the time of the study.
I have a great solution for that. Stop building our society on fear and hatred and start focusing (for real) on what is good for our people and our society. People's mental health will sort itself out.

But instead we are incessantly bombarded with stories that invoke fear and panic and a need to be 'saved' by our government - who really isn't saving us at all. Mental health agencies all over the place do no good at all when we are all under such incredible stress. Of course we will end up with PTSD, anxiety, and depression!

We all need to focus on reducing our stressors and improving our lifestyles to include healthy activities that feed our souls. Activities that don't have to cost a dime.

There. Just saved us all at least half of that 232 billion.
 

Friday

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232 billion and the care is still shite. 😠 😡 😤 😣
18k per year doesn’t buy much.

the annual costs per civilian with PTSD ($18,640) were lower than that in the military population ($25,684). In the civilian population, direct health care and unemployment costs accounted for the economic burden, while disability and direct health care costs drove the burden in the military population.
 
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