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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Poverty, social inequality and mental health

An interesting article in Advances in Psychiatric Treatment journal examines the impact of poverty on mental health and inequality. The World Health Organisation has described poverty as the greatest cause of suffering on earth. This article considers the direct and indirect effects of relative poverty on the development of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems in the context of the growing inequality between rich and poor: http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/10/3/216.full