– Eighteen different conditions cost the country £112 billion a year
– The cost of brain disorders to society will increase as society ages
– Stigma surrounding mental health means less money devoted to research
– DoH: The UK should lead the world in researching brain diseases
Stress, panic and anxiety related to modern-life costs Britain almost £10billion a year, it has emerged.
A study by leading psychiatrists found that more than 8 million men, women and children suffer from anxiety disorders a year – at a cost to the country of £9.8 billion.
The figure includes cost of treatment and lost productivity and covers problems from stress to obsessive compulsive disorder.
Dementia is the most costly illness to the country at almost £20billion a year with anxiety in fifth place, the Journal of Psychopharmacology reports
It also includes people with phobias such as agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces that can leave people afraid to leave their home.
Cambridge University researcher Barbara Sahakian said that anxiety problems and depression can be exacerbated by the stresses and strains of modern life.
Worries about debt and job security can make matter worse.
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