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Poverty Linked to Anxiety, Mood Disorders

(HealthDay News) People 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…
Participants whose household income dropped between interviews were also at an increased risk of mood and anxiety disorders and substance abuse compared to participants whose income didn't drop.
The research did not show that poverty or a drop in income causes mental illness, only that people with low incomes are more likely to experience it than those with higher incomes.
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