From the Editor
Tim Evans doesn’t mince his words: “The situation with mental health today is like HIV-AIDS two decades ago.”
Tim Evans is a senior director at the World Bank Group. He made these comments after the release of a major new study suggesting that depression and anxiety are undertreated – and costing the world’s economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
But this paper has good news: an investment in mental health services will offer a return (counting health benefits) in the range of 3.3 to 5.7.
This week’s Reading: this new paper from The Lancet Psychiatry, and the reaction to it. Note that coverage has included The Guardian and The New York Times (Evans comments are from The New York Times).
I also follow up on last week’s popular Reading on the Goldbloom-Bryden book.