Vice President Clinical Research Express Scripts Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
• The Express Scripts’ April 2020 study, titled, “America’s State of Mind,” addresses U. S. trends in medication use for depression, anxiety and insomnia. The rising prevalence of mental health conditions is having a negative impact on families and plan sponsors and causing more days of lost work and work impairment than many other common chronic conditions, including diabetes, asthma and arthritis. • Also, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are dealing with psychological, emotional and financial stressors and we are reviewing available data to track how this unprecedented event is impacting the mental health pf people we serve. • We are working to support patients on their personal mental health journey and help providers and payers better recognize, treat and care for people with mental health needs.