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The Resource Thrive : How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money

Thrive : How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money

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Thrive : How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money
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Thrive
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How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money
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eng
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Mental illness is a leading cause of suffering in the modern world. In sheer numbers, it afflicts at least 20 percent of people in developed countries. It reduces life expectancy as much as smoking does, accounts for nearly half of all disability claims, is behind half of all worker sick days, and affects educational achievement and income. There are effective tools for alleviating mental illness, but most sufferers remain untreated or undertreated. What should be done to change this? In Thrive, Richard Layard and David Clark argue for fresh policy approaches to how we think about and deal with mental illness, and they explore effective solutions to its miseries and injustices. Layard and Clark show that modern psychological therapies are highly effective and could potentially turn around the lives of millions of people at little or no cost. This is because treating psychological problems generates huge savings on physical health care, as well as massive economic savings through more people working. So psychological therapies would effectively pay for themselves, generating potential savings for nations the world over. Layard and Clark describe how various successful psychological treatments have been developed and explain what works best for whom. They also discuss how mental illness can be prevented through better schools and a better society, and the urgency of doing so. Illustrating why we cannot afford to ignore the issue of mental illness, Thrive opens the door to new options and possibilities for one of the most serious problems facing us today
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Thrive : How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money
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Thrive : How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Foreword -- Preface -- PART ONE: THE PROBLEM -- 1. What's the Problem? -- 2. What Is Mental Illness? -- 3. How Many Suffer? -- 4. Do They Get Help? -- 5. How Does It Affect People's Lives? -- 6. The Economic Cost -- 7. What Causes Mental Illness? -- PART TWO: WHAT CAN BE DONE? -- 8. Does Therapy Work? -- 9. How Therapies Are Developed -- 10. What Works for Whom? -- 11. Can We Afford More Therapy? -- 12. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies -- 13. What Works for Young People? -- 14. Can We Prevent Mental Illness? -- 15. Would a Better Culture Help? -- 16. Stop This Pain -- Our Thanks -- Sources of Tables and Diagrams -- List of Annexes -- Notes -- References -- Index
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1 online resource (391 pages)
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9781400873333
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