(Mis)alliances in treatment research priorities

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Lucy Simons summarises a recent study of treatment research priorities, which concludes that research on drugs is preferred by researchers, but evaluation of non-drug treatments is preferred by patients and clinicians.

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Are treatments for bipolar disorder cost-effective?


Chris Sampson reports on a recent systematic review and critical appraisal of economic evaluations in bipolar disorder. He finds that there’s a pressing need for new studies, especially discrete event simulations.

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Top 25 global mental health research priorities published in Nature journal

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An international group of more than 400 mental health experts have identified 25 top research priorities which promise to improve the lives of people with mental, neurological, and substance-use disorders. The Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health Initiative was organised by the US National Institutes of Health and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. Experts [read the full story…]