Policy for better mental health

By: Richard Layard
URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:cep:cepcnp:429&r=ltv
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

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