The economic burden of depression in 1990.

  title={The economic burden of depression in 1990.},
  author={Paul E. Greenberg and L E Stiglin and Stan N. Finkelstein and Ernst R. Berndt},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={54 11},
BACKGROUND We estimate in dollar terms the economic burden of depression in the United States on an annual basis. METHOD Using a human capital approach, we develop prevalence-based estimates of three major cost-of-illness categories: (1) direct costs of medical, psychiatric, and pharmacologic care; (2) mortality costs arising from depression-related suicides; and (3) morbidity costs associated with depression in the workplace. With respect to the latter category, we extend traditional cost-of… CONTINUE READING
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