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Mental Health Economics

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The Section on Mental Health Economics of the World Psychiatric Association aims to promote the development and integration of crucially needed scientific information about the socio-economic burden of mental and addictive disorders, and about the consequences of clinical, social, and financial interventions aimed at psychiatric prevention, care and rehabilitation on patients, family caregivers, workplace and society.


The activities of the WPA Section on Mental Health Economics include academic multidisciplinary research publication, international workshops for the presentation and discussion of new high quality research, and symposia during the WPA congresses. The main objective of the Section on Mental Health Economics is the promotion of the collaboration between multiple research fields to enhance the health and economic well-being of the individuals with mental and addictive disorders and of the society as a whole.

Section Officers



Dominic Hodgkin

Ph.D., Professor

Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Brandeis University Institute for Behavioral Health

415 South Street
Waltham Massachusetts 02453, USA




Judit Harangozó

MD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, psych. rehab. specialist

Head of the Centre for Community Psychiatry

Semmelweis University

President of Awakenings Foundation

H-1089. Budapest, Kálvária tér 5, Hungary




Massimo Moscarelli

MD, International Center of Mental Health
Policy and Economics (ICMPE)
Via D. Crespi 7
20123 Milan, Italy


>> Please click here to see the Section Members list


Useful Links

The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics




Willard Manning Award

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