Poverty linked to anxiety and mood disordersPeople with low incomes are more likely to suffer mental illness, a new study suggests.
It also found that a decrease in income is associated with increased risk of anxiety, substance abuse and mood disorders.
"Most important, the findings suggest that income below $20,000 per year is associated with substantial psychopathologic characteristics and that there is a need for targeted interventions to treat and prevent mental illness in this low-income sector of the population," the researchers concluded. "The findings also suggest that adults with reduction in income are at increased risk of mood and substance use disorders."
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