Chris Sampson reviews a recent US study which looks at the cost-effectiveness of CBT versus second-generation antidepressants for the initial treatment of major depressive disorder.[read the full story...]
The Origins of Happiness: can we predict life satisfaction?
Paul Ramchandani considers the methods, findings and implications of a new book by Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Fleche, Richard Layard, Nattavudh Powdthavee and George Ward, entitled: ‘The Origins of Happiness: The science of well-being over the life course’.[read the full story...]
The case for investing in anxiety and depression treatment on a global scale
Chris Sampson looks at a major new economic study into the return on investment of increased coverage for anxiety and depression treatment.[read the full story...]
Eating disorders: impact on health-related quality of life and healthcare costs
Gemma Shields’ debut blog about a systematic review of the health-related quality of life and economic burdens of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.[read the full story...]
Costs of the police service and mental health care pathways
Alastair Canaway reviews a new study that maps and costs pathways through mental health and police services, and models the cost impact of implementing key policy recommendations.[read the full story...]
Economic impact of youth mental health services in the UK
Alastair Canaway and Chris Sampson look at a new PSSRU report on youth mental health services in the UK, and how they affect health, education and employment.[read the full story...]
Staff understanding of recovery-orientated mental health practice: A critical note of caution?
Andrew Shepherd considers the findings of a recent systematic review and narrative synthesis, which looks at staff understanding of recovery-orientated mental health practice.[read the full story...]
Can competition improve management quality in the NHS?
Chris Sampson reports on a discussion paper produced by the Centre for Economic Performance, which looks at the impact of competition on management quality in hospitals.[read the full story...]
Away from crime and into treatment: diversion and aftercare for drug-using offenders
Can we steer drug-using offenders away from crime and into treatment? Chris Sampson explores a study of the cost-effectiveness of diversion and aftercare programmes for offenders using class A drugs.[read the full story...]
Searching for the cost of bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is associated with high economic costs…or is it? Chris Sampson reports on a new systematic review, which highlights limitations in our understanding.[read the full story...]