Whether it can bring a new situation to the health care in the next few years, the whole people are waiting to see. There are as many as 70 million "depression" patients in China. It is conservatively estimated that about 200 million people will need professional psychological counseling or psychotherapy in their lifetime. But in the United States, there are about 300,000 psychologists, counseling psychologists, social workers and spiritual caregivers who are engaged in counseling and therapy. arrow_forward_iosunderstand more Powered by GliaStudio In China, there are only about 20,000 psychological counselors who have passed the qualification examination. The fees for psychological counselors in China's first-tier cities have reached 300 to 1,500 yuan per hour, and the price has become unbearable for ordinary people.
In the next 15 years, China may need 2 million telemarketing list to 3 million psychological counselors and related staff. Taking into account the prevalence of depression related to the above, the loss of family members in the workplace, and medical use, etc., it can be seen that depression has caused a great burden on the overall social economy. According to estimates by foreign scholars, the social and economic burden caused by depression treatment only accounts for 28% of the total cost of direct medical care (3% of drugs and 25% of other medical expenses), and the remaining indirect cost loss is 72% (27% leave, 28% productivity loss, 17% death).
If patients can be encouraged to complete treatment early, unnecessary indirect losses can be relatively reduced. Further reading "Why can't you think about it?": How can you help your depressed friend? Many people want to die, but consultation is expensive? Psychologists talk about poverty, suicide and psychological counseling "I thought it would be good to grow up": Depressed people have two rulers to measure the world, use telescopic rulers to evaluate others, and iron rulers to evaluate themselves This article was published with permission from Depressy Trouble , the original text (2016) was published here Responsible editor: You Jiaquan Reviewing editor: Weng Shihang.