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Mindstrong : Better Outcomes Through Measurement-Based Care

Our Formidable Challenge: Transforming Healthcare
In this decade, neuropsychiatric disorders represent the largest source of medical disability for people under age 50. The costs are among the highest of all medical disorders, in part because mental disorders begin early and can result in many years lost to disability. For people in the second half of life, neurodegenerative disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent, with dementia affecting one in three over age 80. Our best hope for improving outcomes for people with neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders is early prediction and preemptive interventions.

High costs, poor outcomes, and late detection are driven, in part, by a lack of valid, objective measurement where and when it matters most — in a person’s day-to-day environment. Progress depends on having better data through rigorous, real-world measurement.