What is burden of bipolar disorder?

The burden of mental disorders includes direct costs, indirect costs, and intangible costs. Direct costs are estimated by the amount of services used and the price of treatment. Indirect costs are estimated by the average reductions in potential future earnings of both patients and caregivers. Intangible costs are those that may be associated with the illness, such as social and family dysfunction, trauma or other problems resulting from the mental disorder.

What is the evidence for burden?

Moderate quality evidence suggests the per person per year direct cost of bipolar-related healthcare is between US$2,500 and US$5,000, and the indirect cost is between US$2,000 and US$11,000.

October 2021

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