David McDaid

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  • International journal of geriatric psychiatry
  • 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)
This is the fourth paper in our series of four articles on mental health and the global development agenda. The first paper addressed core conceptual issues in mental health, the second addressed social and economic challenges to getting mental health on the global agenda, the third addressed international and national policy challenges to developing 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)
The nature of the workplace continues to change as Europe adapts to the challenges of competing in a global marketplace. Across the European Union there is a trend of increasing absenteeism and early retirement due to mental health problems, particularly stress and depression. The social and economic costs of lost productivity in Europe are substantial.(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence-based best practices for incorporation into an optimal multilevel intervention for suicide prevention should be identifiable in the literature. AIMS To identify effective interventions for the prevention of suicidal behavior. METHODS Review of systematic reviews found in the Pubmed, Cochrane, and DARE databases. Steps include(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)
Over a long period, there has been an overall improvement in the aggregate health of the population. However, at the heart of public health is a conundrum – as the overall health of the population has improved, in the most recent past, inequalities in health have worsened. Despite a vast literature on the determinants of health, specific analysis of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the burden of poor mental health in workers, who currently bears it, and how the associated rising costs are being addressed, from an international perspective. METHOD We identify the stakeholder groups and the costs they incur as a result of problems related to mental health in 6 different domains. In addition, we offer examples of(More)
BACKGROUND Research concerning the association between use of antidepressants and incidence of suicide has yielded inconsistent results and is the subject of considerable controversy. The first aim is to describe trends in the use of antidepressants and rates of suicide in Europe, adjusted for gross domestic product, alcohol consumption, unemployment, and(More)
Suicide is the 15th leading cause of death worldwide, with over 75% of suicides occurring in low-income and middle-income countries. Nonetheless, evidence on the association between suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income countries is scarce. We did a systematic review to understand the association between suicidal ideations and behaviours and(More)