Mental Health Economics

The Costs and Benefits of Psychiatric Care

  • Denise Razzouk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction of Health Economics Applied to Mental Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Denise Razzouk
      Pages 3-17
    3. Denise Razzouk
      Pages 19-33
    4. Denise Razzouk
      Pages 55-70
    5. Jeroen Luyten, Catherine Henderson
      Pages 71-87
    6. Matthew Franklin
      Pages 89-119
    7. Vladislav Berdunov, Matthew Franklin
      Pages 121-153
    8. Anita Patel
      Pages 155-161
    9. Joanna Coast, Paul Mitchell, Ilias Goranitis
      Pages 163-178
  3. Health Economics Applied to the Evaluation of the Quality and Costs of Mental Health Services

  4. Economic Evaluation of Treatment of Mental Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Mary Lou Chatterton
      Pages 283-298
    3. Ana Flávia Barros da Silva Lima, Luciane Cruz, Mírian Cohen, Jacques José Zimmermann, Sandro René Pinto de Sousa Miguel
      Pages 299-311
  5. Health Economics, Burden and Indirect Costs of Mental Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Carla Sabariego, Marta Miret, Michaela Coenen
      Pages 365-379
    3. Denise Razzouk
      Pages 381-391
    4. Edilaine Moraes, Paula Becker
      Pages 393-400
    5. Renee Romeo, Paul McCrone, Graham Thornicroft
      Pages 401-414
    6. Marcelo Pinheiro, Ivana Ivandic, Denise Razzouk
      Pages 415-430
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-459

About this book


The main objetive of this book is to provide a high quality content that becomes a reference for graduate courses (Mental Health, Public Health and Epidemiology) and for research in the domain of health economics applied to mental health. Also this book might be useful for policymakers on formulating mental health policies. Key messages of this book are based on:
  1. Mental illness represent a huge cost for society and for health care; 
  2. Health economics applied to mental health could help in the optimization of resource allocation for mental health care and for better decision making in terms of balancing costs and benefits; 
  3. Interventions and treatment should be also chosen in general medical practice and in public decision-policy according to cost-effectiveness, burden of disease and equity principles; 
  4. Quality of care is related with better outcomes, higher quality of life for clients, and with lower costs for society and health system; 
  5. It is possible to decrease the burden of mental disorders with cost-effective treatments.
A growing interest in Health Economics applied in mental health has been noticed, especially because mental disorders have been recognized as very costly to society and health care system. However, the majority of books in this topic are oriented mainly to health managers and not for researchers and mental health professionals. There is a need of increasing capacity-building of researchers in this discipline, especially in terms of methods and measurements, and this book aims to fill this gap.

Mental Health Economics aims to integrate research methods, quality of clinical interventions, evaluation of quality of care and policymaking in terms of balancing costs and benefits.


Economic Analysis Health Economics Mental Disorders Mental Health Services Burden of diseases Public Health Economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Denise Razzouk
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Economic Mental Health, Department of PsychiatryUniversidade Federal de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55265-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55266-8
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