What are the costs involved in treating bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is one of the leading causes of disability due to having a mental illness. A range of pharmacological and psychological interventions are effective in the management and prevention of acute episodes of bipolar disorder. However, these incur considerable costs, as well as productivity losses due to time off work. This topic presents the economic cost-effectiveness of psychosocial treatments.

What is the evidence for psychosocial treatment costs?

Moderate to low quality evidence suggests the cost of cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder is around USD2,530 per person with a cost-effectiveness probability of 80%. The cost of group psychoeducation is around USD1,635 per person with a cost-effectiveness probability of 99%.

June 2020

Last updated at: 4:12 am, 29th June 2020
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