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Policy for better mental health

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  • Richard Layard

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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.

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  • Richard Layard, 2014. "Policy for better mental health," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 429, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:429
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    1. Policy for better mental health
      by maximorossi in NEP-LTV blog on 2014-10-21 16:35:40

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    mental health; psychological therapy; government policy;

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