The economic burden of depression in Sweden from 1997 to 2005.

  title={The economic burden of depression in Sweden from 1997 to 2005.},
  author={Patrik A Sobocki and Ingrid Lekander and Fredrik Borgstr{\"o}m and Oskar Str{\"o}m and Bo S Runeson},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  volume={22 3},
BACKGROUND Depression is one of the most common causes of disability and is associated with substantial reductions in the individual's quality of life. The aim of this study was to estimate the economic burden of depression to Swedish society from 1997 to 2005. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in a cost-of-illness framework, measuring both the direct cost of providing health care to depressive patients, and the indirect costs as the value of production that is lost due to… CONTINUE READING

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