Mental Health

AHRQ's fact sheets about mental health

Compendium of Research Related to Mental Health

Each year, about 20 percent of Americans have a mental disorder, resulting in high human costs as well as high direct and indirect costs. AHRQ has a broad portfolio of mental health research, some focused specifically on mental health and some with a strong mental health component. This compendium is an overview of the research and activities conducted or funded by AHRQ. In addition to briefly describing the material, the compendium gives information on how to access the material.

Programs and Tools to Improve the Quality of Mental Health Services

This Research in Action report provides programs and tools to improve the quality of mental health services.

Improving Quality of Care for People With Depression

Fact sheet describes research on diagnosing and treating depression sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Mental Health: Research Findings

Mental disorders were one of the five most costly conditions in the United States in 2006, affecting numerous adults and children. Family abuse and substance abuse also remain serious problems. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supports a diverse array of mental health research projects that examine these and other issues. This Program Brief presents findings from AHRQ intramural and extramural research projects on mental health, which were published between 2007 and 2009.