Poverty and common mental disorders in low and middle income countries: A systematic review.

@article{Lund2010PovertyAC,
  title={Poverty and common mental disorders in low and middle income countries: A systematic review.},
  author={C Driouichi Lund and Alison Breen and Alan J. Flisher and Ritsuko Kakuma and Joanne Corrigall and John A. Joska and Leslie Swartz and Vikram Patel},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={517-528}
}
In spite of high levels of poverty in low and middle income countries (LMIC), and the high burden posed by common mental disorders (CMD), it is only in the last two decades that research has emerged that empirically addresses the relationship between poverty and CMD in these countries. We conducted a systematic review of the epidemiological literature in LMIC, with the aim of examining this relationship. Of 115 studies that were reviewed, most reported positive associations between a range of… CONTINUE READING
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