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Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2017 Sep;27(9):892-899. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.06.008. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

National funding for mental health research in Finland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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1
ECEVE, UMRS 1123, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM, Paris, France; AP-HP, URC-Eco, DHU Pepsy, F-75004 Paris, France; Foundation FondaMental, French National Science Foundation, Créteil, France. Electronic address: jeanbaptiste.hazo@urc-eco.fr.
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ECEVE, UMRS 1123, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM, Paris, France; AP-HP, URC-Eco, DHU Pepsy, F-75004 Paris, France; Foundation FondaMental, French National Science Foundation, Créteil, France.
3
Foundation FondaMental, French National Science Foundation, Créteil, France; INSERM, U955, Psychiatry, Genetics, Translationnal Psychiatry, Créteil, France; AP-HP, H Mondor-A.Hospital, DHU PePSY, Chenevier, Psychiatry service, Créteil, France; Faculty of Medicine, Paris-Est-Créteil University (UPEC), Créteil, France.
4
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Madrid, Spain; Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Teaching, Research and Innovation Unit, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
5
School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK.
6
PSSRU, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
7
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Madrid, Spain; Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
8
The Finnish Association for Mental Health (FAMH), Helsinki, Finland.
9
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King׳s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
10
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands; King׳s College London, King׳s Health Partners, Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.
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Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, Madrid, Spain; Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Teaching, Research and Innovation Unit, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Universitat de Barcelona, Faculty of Medicine, Barcelona, Spain.
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ECEVE, UMRS 1123, Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, INSERM, Paris, France; AP-HP, URC-Eco, DHU Pepsy, F-75004 Paris, France.

Abstract

As part of the Roamer project, we aimed at revealing the share of health research budgets dedicated to mental health, as well as on the amounts allocated to such research for four European countries. Finland, France, Spain and the United Kingdom national public and non-profit funding allocated to mental health research in 2011 were investigated using, when possible, bottom-up approaches. Specifics of the data collection varied from country to country. The total amount of public and private not for profit mental health research funding for Finland, France, Spain and the UK was €10·2, €84·8, €16·8, and €127·6 million, respectively. Charities accounted for a quarter of the funding in the UK and less than six per cent elsewhere. The share of health research dedicated to mental health ranged from 4·0% in the UK to 9·7% in Finland. When compared to the DALY attributable to mental disorders, Spain, France, Finland, and the UK invested respectively €12·5, €31·2, €39·5, and €48·7 per DALY. Among these European countries, there is an important gap between the level of mental health research funding and the economic and epidemiologic burden of mental disorders.

KEYWORDS:

Funding; Mental health research

PMID:
28647453
DOI:
10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.06.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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