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Journal article
Why more psychological therapy would cost nothing

November 2015
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Tags: cost-effectiveness; evidence-based psychological therapies; mental health burden; psychological therapy; psychotherapy

To tackle the huge problem of mental illness, England has launched a large programme of psychological therapy, which is being watched worldwide. The authors argue that it costs nothing, due to savings on welfare benefits and physical healthcare. The article is based on the recent book Thrive: The power of evidence-based psychological therapies (Layard and Clark, 2014b).