Total U.S. expenditure for mental health services 1986-2020

Total U.S. expenditure for mental health services from 1986 to 2020 (in billion U.S. dollars)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 31, 2014
Total U.S. expenditure for mental health services 1986-2020 It has been predicted that by the year 2020 total U.S. expenditure on mental health services will reach some 238 billion dollars. Mental health remains a relevant and difficult issue in the United States. Common mental disorders in the U.S. include anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and dementia. As of 2017, around 15 percent of males and 22 percent of females reported some mental illness in the past year.
Depression

Depression is one of the most common and well-known mental disorders. Depression is a severe mood disorder marked by extended and persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, irritability, worthlessness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in hobbies and activities. It is estimated that around 8 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from depression. Depression is more common among women than men, with around 9.3 percent of women suffering from depression, compared to 5.4 percent of men.

Treatment

Mental health disorders are usually treated through therapy, medication, or a combination of both, depending on the disorder and severity. Access to quality and inexpensive mental health treatment is essential, but often lacking. As of 2017, the United States had around 11,582 mental health treatment facilities. However, it has been found that around 42 percent of adults with an unmet need for mental health care stated they did not receive mental health services in the past year because they could not afford the cost.
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Total U.S. expenditure for mental health services from 1986 to 2020 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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