Penguin Book


David M. Clark, Richard Layard

Britain has come to lead the world in mental health policy thanks to the work of Richard Layard and David M. Clark. But the reality is that the majority of people who need help still aren't getting treatment because the most effective therapies are deemed too expensive. This book argues that spending more money on helping people to recover - and stay well - would actually strengthen the economy. People who suffer with problems like anxiety and depression are predominantly of working age and allowing them to recover fully and support themselves would be of huge benefit to the economy, through savings in welfare and physical healthcare. Roughly a third of families are affected by mental health problems, yet only a third of sufferers get treatment. This book sets out to tackle the moral injustice and personal misery with a call to action, a viable solution, and real hope.

RICHARD LAYARD is one of the world's leading labour economists, and in 2008 received the International Prize for Labour Economics. A member of the House of Lords, he has done much to raise the public profile of mental health. His 2005 book Happiness has been translated into 20 languages. DAVID M. CLARK, Professor of Psychology at Oxford, is one of the world's leading experts on CBT, responsible for much progress in treatment methods. With Richard Layard, he was the main driver behind the UK's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

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  • Science and Technology
  • Sociology
Format TPS
216 x 135mm
Princeton University Press (PRH Rights)
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