Early Retirement Due to Mental Illness Exacts Hefty Economic Toll

Early retirement due to depression or other mental illness exacts a high economic toll on individuals and governments, a new study from Australia shows.

Efforts to prevent and treat mental illness are likely to prove cost-effective for governments “and in the long term save on the costs of financially supporting those who are forced to exit the workforce early because of their ailment,” according to the study, which is published in the February issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry……..

Megan Brooks
Medscape Medical News

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