Mental disorders consistently rank among the top five costliest health conditions, with national expenditures nearly doubling since the 1990s (Soni, 2009). Medical costs are greater than what is spent for treating Alzheimer’s disease, substance abuse, and asthma, and are the same as the costs for cancer. Of these five conditions, out-of-pocket costs are highest for mental disorders. 4 (25%.
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