Low socioeconomic status precipitates psychiatric disorders in later life
from Psychiatry Advisor
Low socioeconomic status was associated with increased risk for a cascade of psychiatric and physical conditions, according to study data published in
Lancet Public Health
. Compared with more advantaged groups, individuals of low socioeconomic status experienced greater rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and self-harm. In turn, these psychiatric conditions precipitated greater risk for later liver, kidney, heart, and lung conditions.
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