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Table: Mental Illness in the U.S.


-- About one in five Americans will suffer from a mental disorder in the course of a year

-- Approximately 18.8 million American adults suffer from depression

-- Treatment costs run about $80 billion a year

-- Mental illness causes more disability and loss of life than any other illness except heart disease

-- The cost of the resulting loss in productivity is estimated at $80 billion per year

-- Cost-effective treatments now exist for many forms of mental illness

Data: U.S. Surgeon General


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