Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers

$138 million

The amount that would be saved in "social costs" (lost productivity, mental health treatment, and suicides) over a two year period following "implementation of evidence-based treatments" for PTSD and depression, according to a recent journal article -- Challenges and Successes in Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress: Lessons Learned From Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. According to the article, which appeared in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, that figure represents a reduction of roughly 15% in the total social costs of PTSD and depression over a two-year period in veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, calculated by health economists at  approximately $950 million.

By the Numbers - April 29, 2013


The percentage by which "psychotherapy targeting suicide prevention reduced the risk for attempts" -- at least for adults -- according to an article recently published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine -- Screening for and Treatment of Suicide Risk Relevant to Primary Care: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.