Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention: the economic case i CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Prevention, promotion and economics 1 1.2 Objectives and approach 2 1.3 Challenges and limitations 2 2. THE INTERVENTIONS MODELLED 2.1 Health visiting and reducing post-natal depression Context 4 Intervention 4 Impact 4 Key points 5 References 5 2.2… (More)
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Although Alzheimer's disease and related disorders may have a heavy impact on informal caregivers, estimates of informal care costs have been neglected and when included in cost of illness studies, valuations have been highly variable. Although these variations are in part due to differences in samples and the difficulty in measuring caregiving time, this… (More)
AIM Early intervention (EI) in psychosis is a comprehensive and evidence-based approach aimed at detection and treatment of psychotic symptoms in their early stages. This paper presents core features and noteworthy aspects of the evidence basis and limitations of EI, the importance of programme fidelity, challenges for its widespread dissemination and… (More)
The current global economic crisis is expected to produce adverse mental health effects that may increase suicide and alcohol-related death rates in affected countries. In nations with greater social safety nets, the health impacts of the economic downturn may be less pronounced. Research indicates that the mental health impact of the economic crisis can be… (More)
Key messages n Many people with long-term physical health conditions also have mental health problems. These can lead to significantly poorer health outcomes and reduced quality of life. n Costs to the health care system are also significant – by interacting with and exacerbating physical illness, co-morbid mental health problems raise total health care… (More)
OBJECTIVE Care for demented people is very resource demanding, the prevalence is increasing and there is so far no cure. Cost of illness (CoI) studies are important by identifying the distribution of costs between different payers of care. The European Union (EU) funded the European Collaboration on Dementia (Eurocode) as part of the EU's 2005 work plan of… (More)