Psychiatry’s Opportunity to Prevent the Rising Burden of Age-Related Disease

JAMA Psychiatry. Published online March 27, 2019. “Three demographic trends are colliding to form a perfect storm: the postretirement portion of the population is swelling, the human life span is lengthening, and the birth rate is dropping. The result is that the balance of young to old in the population is shifting, leaving fewer young workers to drive the economy and pay taxes to support aging citizens. These 3 trends mean more stress for the young and less support for the old, bringing 2 opportunities for the mental health field.”

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More about the Duke University authors:
Terrie E. Moffitt, PhD
Avshalom Caspi, PhD