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  • D McDaid
  • 2001
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)
The Scots and the English and Welsh are producing national guidance on NHS practice in different ways. Two apparently competing national agencies have already been established in Scotland—the Health Technology Board for Scotland and the Scottish Inter-collegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). Yet another one is in the pipeline—the Scottish Medicines Consortium.(More)
Mental and brain disorders represent the greatest health burden to Europe-not only for directly affected individuals, but also for their caregivers and the wider society. They incur substantial economic costs through direct (and indirect) health-care and welfare spending, and via productivity losses, all of which substantially affect European development.(More)
Polymorphism is a hallmark of the molecules encoded within the MHC of humans and other mammals. Recently, evidence of polymorphism has also been shown to exist in the transcriptional regulatory regions of HLA-DQB genes. In this article, we report that polymorphism exists also in the promoter region of HLA-DRB genes. The sequence of the regulatory region of(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)
Stigma and social exclusion related to mental health are of substantial public health importance for Europe. As part of ROAMER (ROAdmap for MEntal health Research in Europe), we used systematic mapping techniques to describe the current state of research on stigma and social exclusion across Europe. Findings demonstrate growing interest in this field(More)
1 University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 2 Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 3 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, 4 Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 5 Public Health Foundation of India, Hyderabad, India, 6 HealthNet TPO, Kathmandu, Nepal, 7 University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban,(More)
Despite the high impact of mental disorders in society, European mental health research is at a critical situation with a relatively low level of funding, and few advances been achieved during the last decade. The development of coordinated research policies and integrated research networks in mental health is lagging behind other disciplines in Europe,(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)
A systematic review was conducted to determine the extent to which an economic case has been made in high-income countries for investment in interventions to promote mental health and well-being. We focused on areas of interest to the DataPrev project: early years and parenting interventions, actions set in schools and workplaces and measures targeted at(More)