Economic burden of mental illness cannot be tackled without research investment

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Mental health research investment is disproportionately low in relation to the relevant disease burden. We argue that in order to gain significant advancement in the understanding and treatment of mental illness, funding for research has to be increased. 

A detailed letter by Eva Cyhlarova and Andrew McCulloch from the Mental Foundation, and Peter McGuffin and Til Wykes from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, has been posted on the BMJ website regarding mental health research investment.  

The Mental Health Foundation will continue to work with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, to promote the importance of mental health research in the UK.