Regional Resources on Investment and Impact

  • Published20 Apr 2012
  • Reviewed20 Apr 2012
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Psychiatric and neurological diseases affect an estimated one billion worldwide. Similarly, the impact of brain research and advocacy to support it happens at the national, regional, and global levels.

Such support is often in collaboration with national research entities, interested political, business and policy leaders, and patient-oriented non-governmental organizations. Learn more about research priorities, dialogue and policies in select countries and regions. Check back for updated information.


The cost of brain disorders is on the rise in Europe while the prevalence of funding is falling. Statistics from the European Brain Council, a council formed by European organizations in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, basic brain research, as well as patient organizations and industry, suggests neuroscience may be underfunded compared to other diseases.

  • European Brain Council: Cost of disorders of the brain in Europe 2010
  • Consensus Document on European Brain Research 2011
  • North America


  • Policymaker Roundtable Discussions
  • United States

    Investments in medical research are made in every U.S. state. Search databases to learn more about science investment in your area, and find state fact sheets with investment and health snapshots for your state.

  • Prevalence of Serious Mental Illness Among U.S. Adults by Age, Sex, and Race
  • Mental Healthcare Cost Data for All Americans (2006) and statistics for other years
  • Neuroscience and Biomedical Research Investments by State
  • U.S. NIH Database of Research Investments
  • Society for Neuroscience Economic Impact Fact Sheet Data


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