Title: When it’s easier to get meds than therapy: how poverty makes it hard to escape mental illness


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by Graham Meadows, Anthony Cichello, Anton Neville Isaacs, Frances Shawyer

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When it’s easier to get meds than therapy: how poverty makes it hard to escape mental illness

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The poorer people are, the higher their chances of contending with domestic violence, crime, social conflict, homelessness and unemployment. All these factors contribute to increased levels of psychological distress, which is associated with common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. In our research, of adults who recorded “very high” levels of psychological distress on what’s called the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, more than three times as many (30%) came from the most socioeconomically disadvantaged fifth of Australian areas than from the most affluent fifth (9%).

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2019-09-30 13:13:12

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2019-10-01 14:05:15

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