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Rising cost of chronic mental health conditions could hit $3.5 trillion by 2030

By John Breslin


Chronic mental health problems could cost the U.S. up to $3.5 trillion by 2030, and there is a close connection with many other conditions, according to a patient advocacy group.

And the biggest burden falls on the states, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease said, citing a study it commissioned.

The study, conducted by IHS Markit for the group, found that chronic mental health conditions are increasingly prevalent and, if not addressed, could cost the country $3.4 trillion in medical costs and a further $140.8 billion in societal costs by 2030.

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