Dibattiti. Ripensare le priorità nei finanziamenti della ricerca sulla salute mentale

Translated title of the contribution: Rethinking funding priorities in mental health research

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Virginia Trotter Betts, Lisa Greenman, Susan M. Essock, Javier I. Escobar, Deanna Barch, Michael F. Hogan, Patricia A. Areán, Benjamin G. Druss, Ralph J. DiClemente, Thomas H. McGlashan, Dilip V. Jeste, Enola K. Proctor, Pedro Ruiz, A. John Rush, Glorisa J. Canino, Carl C. Bell, Renata Henry, Portia Iversen

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Mental health research funding priorities in high-income countries must balance longer-term investment in identifying neurobiological mechanisms of disease with shorter-term funding of novel prevention and treatment strategies to alleviate the current burden of mental illness. Prioritizing one area of science over others risks reduced returns on the entire scientific portfolio. (This article is an editorial that appeared in issue no. 6/2016 of The British Journal of Psychiatry, and in this Italian translation it is followed by three discussions, respectively by Giovanni de Girolamo, Andrea Fagiolini, and Giacomo Rizzolatti).

Translated title of the contributionRethinking funding priorities in mental health research
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalPsicoterapia e Scienze Umane
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


  • Applied research
  • Balance in investment areas
  • Investments in mental health research
  • Neurosciences
  • Scientific research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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