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Study: Link Between Financial Woes and Mental Illness

Constant worrying about how to make ends meet can make people more suceptible to mental disorders, according to a study conducted by the Helsinki University's department of public health.

The research concludes that people are more likely to develop emotional or mental disorders if they come from a home which struggled with finances.

Money woes as an adult, such as difficulties paying for food, clothing, or other bills, can also make a person susceptible to mental illness. The risk was the same for men and women.

The University's researchers say that even with other sociological factors taken into consideration, there is still a strong link between the pressures of poverty and mental illness. They believe that if financial pressures were alleviated, the risk of mental disorders would decrease.

Nearly 9,000 middle-aged employees of the public sector participated in the study from 2000-2002.

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