Every catastrophe causes the GNP to rise. It doesn’t matter if the catastrophe is a mental health diagnosis or the destruction caused by earthquakes, hurricanes or wildfires which destroys thousands of homes. This is because only the money which goes into the affected area (or person is counted) is counted. The destruction to people’s lives and property just isn’t a consideration at all. Why aren’t the less expensive non-drug therapies more widely used? Economics. More money can be made by drugging and locking up people than can be contributed to the economy by helping people get well and lead productive lives which increase harmony in communities. While I realize this sounds odd, please read: Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity, by Geoffrey Heal and Buddhist Economics by Clair Brown on how distortions in how we measure such things as GNP and the failure to account for all costs involved in producing (and marketing) a product winds up making our society heavily weighed in favor of large corporations, which is against the principles of capitalism as well as a major reason for the growth in socialism and communism.