Neuroscience20 (BRAIN20, SPINE20, and MENTAL20) Health Initiative: A Global Consortium Addressing the Human and Economic Burden of Brain, Spine, and Mental Disorders Through Neurotech Innovations and Policies Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Neurological disorders significantly impact the world’s economy due to their often chronic and life-threatening nature afflicting individuals which, in turn, creates a global disease burden. The Group of Twenty (G20) member nations, which represent the largest economies globally, should come together to formulate a plan on how to overcome this burden. The Neuroscience-20 (N20) initiative of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) is at the vanguard of this global collaboration to comprehensively raise awareness about brain, spine, and mental disorders worldwide. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of the various brain initiatives worldwide and highlight the need for cooperation and recommend ways to bring down costs associated with the discovery and treatment of neurological disorders. Our systematic search revealed that the cost of neurological and psychiatric disorders to the world economy by 2030 is roughly $16T. The cost to the economy of the United States is $1.5T annually and growing given the impact of COVID-19. We also discovered there is a shortfall of effective collaboration between nations and a lack of resources in developing countries. Current statistical analyses on the cost of neurological disorders to the world economy strongly suggest that there is a great need for investment in neurotechnology and innovation or fast-tracking therapeutics and diagnostics to curb these costs. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, SBMT, through this paper, intends to showcase the importance of worldwide collaborations to reduce the population’s economic and health burden, specifically regarding neurological/brain, spine, and mental disorders.

authors

  • Morris, Kevin
  • Nami, Mohammad
  • Bolanos, Joe F
  • Lobo, Maria A
  • Sadri-Naini, Melody
  • Fiallos, John
  • Sanchez, Gilberto E
  • Bustos, Teshia
  • Chintam, Nikita
  • Amaya, Marco
  • Strand, Susanne E
  • Mayuku-Dore, Alero
  • Sakibova, Indira
  • Biso, Grace Maria Nicole
  • DeFilippis, Alejandro
  • Bravo, Daniela
  • Tarhan, Nevzat
  • Claussen, Carsten
  • Mercado, Alejandro
  • Braun, Serge
  • Yuge, Louis
  • Okabe, Shigeo
  • Taghizadeh-Hesary, Farhad
  • Kotliar, Konstantin
  • Sadowsky, Christina
  • Chandra, P Sarat
  • Tripathi, Manjari
  • Katsaros, Vasileios
  • Mehling, Brian
  • Noroozian, Maryam
  • Abbasioun, Kazem
  • Amirjamshidi, Abbas
  • Hossein-Zadeh, Gholam-Ali
  • Naraghi, Faridedin
  • Barzegar, Mojtaba
  • Asadi-Pooya, Ali A
  • Sahab-Negah, Sajad
  • Sadeghian, Saeid
  • Fahnestock, Margaret
  • Dilbaz, Nesrin
  • Hussain, Namath
  • Mari, Zoltan
  • Thatcher, Robert W
  • Sipple, Daniel
  • Sidhu, Kuldip
  • Chopra, Deepak
  • Costa, Francesco
  • Spena, Giannantonio
  • Berger, Ted
  • Zelinsky, Deborah
  • Wheeler, Christopher J
  • Ashford, J Wesson
  • Schulte, Reinhard
  • Nezami, MA
  • Kloor, Harry
  • Filler, Aaron
  • Eliashiv, Dawn S
  • Sinha, Dipen
  • DeSalles, Antonio AF
  • Sadanand, Venkatraman
  • Suchkov, Sergey
  • Green, Ken
  • Metin, Barish
  • Hariri, Robert
  • Cormier, Jason
  • Yamamoto, Vicky
  • Kateb, Babak

publication date

  • October 12, 2021