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Rethinking funding priorities in mental health research

  • Author(s): Lewis-Fernandez, R
  • Rotheram-Borus, MJ
  • Betts, VT
  • Greenman, L
  • Essock, SM
  • Escobar, JI
  • Barch, D
  • Hogan, MF
  • Arean, PA
  • Druss, BG
  • DiClemente, RJ
  • McGlashan, TH
  • Jeste, DV
  • Proctor, EK
  • Ruiz, P
  • Rush, AJ
  • Canino, GJ
  • Bell, CC
  • Henry, R
  • Iversen, P
  • et al.

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.

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