Crippling debt ‘linked to depression’ – BBC News

People with mental health issues are three-and-a-half times more likely to be in problem debt than those without such conditions, analysis suggests. This link was even stronger for certain conditions such as bipolar disorder and depression, the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute said. It said those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) were six times more likely to have serious money troubles. It is leading calls for greater protection for those in this situation. ‘Benefit changes adding to mental health problems’ Poor mental health at work ‘widespread’ The institute analysed data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, which had responses ...

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