Poverty and common mental disorders in developing countries.

  title={Poverty and common mental disorders in developing countries.},
  author={Vikram Patel and A. J. Kleinman},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={81 8},
A review of English-language journals published since 1990 and three global mental health reports identified 11 community studies on the association between poverty and common mental disorders in six low- and middle-income countries. Most studies showed an association between indicators of poverty and the risk of mental disorders, the most consistent association being with low levels of education. A review of articles exploring the mechanism of the relationship suggested weak evidence to… CONTINUE READING
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