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Policy for better mental health

Richard Layard

CentrePiece - The magazine for economic performance from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: Treating mental illness should be a top national priority, especially as proven psychological therapies effectively cost nothing. Richard Layard explains how CEP research has led to a new deal for mental health - but much remains to be done. Mental illness has much greater economic costs than physical illness - but evidence-based ways of treating mental health problems have no net cost to the Exchequer.

Keywords: mental health; psychological therapy; government policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-10
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