Rethinking funding priorities in mental health research

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Virginia Trotter Betts, Lisa Greenman, M. Susan Essock, I. Javier 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, J. Glorisa Canino, C. Carl 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. Prioritising one area of science over others risks reduced returns on the entire scientific portfolio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-509
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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