Inequality and mental disorders: opportunities for action

Author: 
Jonathan Campion, Dinesh Bhugra, Sue Bailey, Michael Marmot
Publication date: 
20 July 2013
The Lancet, Volume 382, Issue 9888, Pages 183 - 184, 20 July 2013
Jonathan CampionDinesh BhugraSue BaileyMichael Marmot 

Socioeconomic inequalities are associated with increased risk of mental disorders in two ways. First, more pronounced income inequality within wealthy countries is associated with increased prevalence of mental disorders. 
Second, the degree of socioeconomic disadvantage that people experience is associated with proportionately increased risk of developing a mental disorder. 
Mental disorders can then lead to a range of further inequalities that compound the disadvantage associated with low...
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