Psychiatric Disabilities Cost Employers $150 Billion Annually.
In light of the government's mental health report issued from Washington, D.C., in December, employers need to be proactive in providing mental health benefits, according to according to
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3. Dave Dintenfass, head of PricewaterhouseCooper's national behavioral health Behavioral health was first used in the 1980's to name the combination of the fields mental health and substance abuse. As an example, an organization serving both mental health and substance abuse clients might refer to its practice as behavioral health or practice. Dintenfass, based in Tampa, says employer initiatives are crucial because of the tremendous direct and indirect costs Indirect costs are costs that are not directly accountable to a particular function or product; these are fixed costs. Indirect costs include taxes, administration, personnel and security costs. See also
Of or relating to psychiatry.
psychiatric adjective Pertaining to psychiatry, mental disorders disabilities -$150 billion annually. To assist employees with behavioral health problems who don't seek treatment, Dintenfass says employers need to focus on screening and prevention, just as many large employers do with programs to combat cardiac disease. Wellness programs also can identify previously undiagnosed depression and anxiety disorders Anxiety disorders
A group of distinct psychiatric disorders characterized by marked emotional distress and social impairment, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. that compromise worker productivity. Once affected employees are identified, they can be referred for treatment. "Certainly one could make the argument that mental health parity with other health benefits is vital," Dintenfass concludes.