Why more psychological therapy would cost nothing

Richard Layard, David M. Clark, 17 July 2014

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In rich countries, 38% of all illness is mental illness.1 It particularly affects people of working age where it accounts for 50% of the total (see Fig 1). The overall economic cost has been estimated at 8% of GDP, not to mention the massive suffering involved. Policymakers increasingly wonder what they can do about it.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: health costs, mental illness

Are fruit and vegetables good for your mental health as well as your physical health?

Sarah Stewart-Brown, 11 November 2012

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Public health policy has an enormous impact on national wellbeing (Delaney, Smith and McGovern 2011). A study recently published in Social Indicators Research (Blanchflower, Oswald and Stewart-Brown 2012) investigated the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and mental health.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: diet, health, Mental health, mental illness

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