Report: Anxiety disorders capture one-third of mental health spending

LONDON — One-third of spending on mental health in the United States, or $42 million, goes toward anxiety disorders, according to a new report by Companies & Markets.

The report found that the global anxiety disorders market would likely rise in value to $5.9 billion by 2017, thanks to increasing stress levels exacerbated by an unstable economic climate, the aging of the population, an increase in patients with anxiety disorders and new drug development.

In Europe, more than one-quarter of the population is believed to have some sort of brain-related disorder, particularly depression, while 5% growth per year is expected in the Asia-Pacific region.