The invisible hand of the market in action or as farm produce companies in the U.S. market for psychotropic drugs.
— About 20% of children in New York City mental health problems,
— one in five American adults has a bias in the mind,
— American doctors tended, planted drugs on the elderly,
— America is "addicted" to "pills for obedience"
Senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are associated with deterioration of brain function as we age, are U.S. taxpayers more than all of cardiovascular disease and all cancers, the main cause of death in the United States.
According to statistics compiled by the non-profit RAND, about 4,100,000 Americans suffer from dementia in one form or another, and in need of constant, prolonged and expensive care. And it is — a very, very conservative estimate: according to estimates Alzheimer's Association, this figure could be 1.1 million more.
Spending on health care of patients with these diseases are about $ 109 billion a year. The fact that the length of life of the patients after the development of the disease is relatively high, and on average 4-8 years, and sometimes — to 20 years.
In addition, for the care of such people need a large and highly paid staff who have to work in shifts. And, of course, drugs that help at least alleviate the symptoms of the disease, are very expensive.
In comparison, the cost of treatment of acute illnesses of the cardiovascular system at the beginning of the century have become the most common cause of death in the United States is $ 102 billion a year, and the cost of treating the most severe cancers — $ 77 billion.