The Connection Between Socioeconomic Status and Mental Illness
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Written by: Patrick Randolph, Ph.D.
Date updated: 3/10/2021
Those with low education, income, and work experience tend to have poorer health, well-being, and earlier deaths from almost every disease and condition. Lower socioeconomic status goes hand in hand with chronic stress, heart disease, ulcers, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, and premature aging. There tends to be higher use of health care services, poorer outcomes to surgeries, and a higher risk of mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia.Learn more