What role should mental health costs play in the evaluation of public health interventions such as lockdown? - In Conversation with Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke

Jun 07, 04:26 PM

In this podcast we talk to Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience at King’s College London, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP).

Edmund talks us through the purpose of his latest JCPP editorial ‘No pain – No gain’ – Towards the inclusion of mental health costs in balanced “lockdown” decision-making during health pandemics. He breaks this down into three sections; why we should look at the benefits and costs of lockdown to see if the intervention works, the barriers stopping people from taking this approach, and the potential path to addressing those barriers.