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Martin Knapp, David McDaid, Raphael Wittenberg and Adelina Comas-Herrera

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Relevant research

Knapp M (ed.) (1995). The Economic Evaluation of Mental Health Care. Farnham: Ashgate. LSE Research Online ID: 51677

Knapp M et al. (2007) Dementia UK. London: Alzheimer's Society.

Comas-Herrera A, Wittenberg R, Pickard L, Knapp M (2007) ‘Cognitive impairment in older people: future demand for long-term care services and the associated costs’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(10), 1037-1045.

Banerjee S, Wittenberg R (2009) ‘Clinical and cost effectiveness of services for early diagnosis and intervention in dementia’, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(7), 748-754.

Layard R, Clark D, Knapp M, Mayraz G (2007) ‘Cost-benefit analysis of psychological therapy’, National Institute Economic Review, 202(1), 90-98. DOI: 10.1177/0027950107086171

Knapp M, McDaid D, Parsonage M (2011) Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention: The Economic Case. London: Department of Health. LSERO ID: 32311

Park A, McCrone P, Knapp M (2014) ‘Early intervention for first-episode psychosis: broadening the scope of economic estimates’, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, published online.

Knapp M, Bauer A, Perkins M, Snell T (2013) ‘Building community capital in social care: is there an economic case?’ Community Development Journal, 48(2), 313-331.

Evidence of impact


Department of Health (2009) Living Well with Dementia: A National Dementia Strategy. [see pages 16, 34, 77, 94]

Banerjee S (2012) The macroeconomics of dementia – will the world economy get Alzheimer’s disease? Archives of Medical Research, 43(8), 705-709. [quote from p.707] 

National Audit Office (2007) Improving Services and Support for People with Dementia. London: TSO [pages 4, 6, 7, 12-19, 26, 51, 54].

Department of Health (2010) Impact Assessment of National Dementia Strategy. London: DH [see pages 4, 7, 13, 16, 22 for references to PSSRU work or to figures taken from the Dementia UK report (reference 2 in section 3 above)].

National Audit Office (2010) Improving Dementia Services in England: an interim report. London: TSO [see pages 4, 5, 14, 15, 19].

Secretary of State for Health (2010) Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England. CM 7985. London: TSO [see page 21].

Department of Health (2011) Impact Assessment. No health without mental health: a cross government mental health strategy for people of all ages. London: DH [all impact case studies in this document build on PSSRU research].

David Cameron’s speech to the Dementia 2012 Conference, 26 March 2012. Transcript is on No.10 website (

Department of Health (2012) The Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia: Delivering major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015. A report on progress. London: DH [see pages, 2, 6]

World Health Organization (2012) Dementia: A Public Health Priority. Geneva: WHO [pp. 15, 20-21, 24]

Psychological therapies

Department of Health (2011) Talking Therapies: A Four-Year Plan of Action. A supporting document to No Health without Mental Health. London: DH [see page 19].

Mental health strategy: Department of Health (2011) The Economic Case for Improving Efficiency and Quality in Mental Health. London: DH [26 out of a total of 99 citations are to PSSRU research].

Mental Health Strategic Partnership (2011). No health without mental health: a guide for general practice. London: the author [see page 2].   

Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (2012) Guidance for Commissioning Public Mental Health Services. London: JCPMH (Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of General Practitioners, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and other bodies) [pages 3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 31, and Appendix E].[1].pdf

The Scottish Government (2012) Mental Health Strategy for Scotland 2012-2015. Edinburgh: [see pages 12, 20, 46].

Suicide prevention

HM Government (2012) Preventing Suicide in England; A Cross-Government Outcomes Strategy to Save Lives. London: DH [see page 17].

World Health Organization (2013) Investing in mental health: making the case for a renewed public health commitment. Geneva: WHO [see page 12].

European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2012) Report on Mental Health in Times of Economic Crisis Workshop. Brussels: Policy Department, [see pages 29 and 31].

Background Document for EU Thematic Conference: Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Workplaces. Berlin: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Federal Ministry of Health, European Commission.

Other resources

Martin Knapp, Savings on Sanity, LSE Connect, Summer 2014:

40 years of research on health and social care - the economics of mental health:!economics-of-mental-health/c1skf

40 years of research on health and social care - dementia care:!dementia-care/c1028

Relevant video and audio

Gearty Grilling with Martin Knapp on ‘Spending on mental health’ (October 2014):

Martin Knapp on “Curbing economic costs in public and mental health” (October 2013):

LSE Panel called “Who is it who can tell me who I am”: Understanding dementia through art and literature (28 February 2014):

Dave McDaid talks about PSSRU's mental health research:

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