The Economic Burden of Depression in Switzerland


Despite the high prevalence of depression, information about the burden of this disease in Switzerland is scarce. A better knowledge of the costs of depression may provide important information for future national preventive programmes, optimizing cost-effective budgeting. The estimates of national costs may improve the public’s awareness of depression and depression-related costs, breaking down the taboo of depression as an illness.

Yuki Tomonaga • Josef Haettenschwiler • Martin Hatzinger • Edith Holsboer-Trachsler • Michael Rufer • Urs Hepp • Thomas D. Szucs

DOI 10.1007/s40273-013-0026-9
Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013

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