Some commentators claim that workers across the country have been leaning on the Social Security disability insurance benefits program as some kind of proxy for unemployment when those benefits have been exhausted. Researchers at the Columbia Business School decided to look into that issue. Professors from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Berkeley participated in the recent research project.
Anxiety disorders may include conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, phobias and other forms of social anxiety issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anxiety disorders are generally recognized as the most common class of mental health issue that Americans suffer. Some estimate that the number of adults in the United States who suffer from anxiety disorders reach as high as 40 million people per year. Notably, the CDC says that people in developed countries are more likely to suffer from some form of anxiety disorder.
Overall growth in the population, the maturing of baby boomers and an increase of women in the workforce over a generation or more are among the main reasons that the number of people seeking Social Security disability insurance benefits has risen in recent decades. These are among the findings of two economists who say that an aging population alone would lead to the number of people who may need to rely upon the important federal insurance benefits.