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CentrePiece Article
Mental Health: the Choice of Therapy for All
Richard Layard
December 2005
Paper No' CEPCP193:
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CentrePiece 10 (3) Winter 2005

Richard Layard has spent much of his professional life tackling unemployment and inequality. But in his latest work, he argues that mental illness is now Britain's biggest social problem.

This article is an edited version of the inaugural Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health Lecture delivered on 12 September 2005.The lecture draws heavily on two recent publications by Richard Layard: 'Mental Health: Britain's Biggest Social Problem?' and 'Happiness: Lessons from a New Science' (Allen Lane, 2005).