Depression more likely among poor

Depression more likely among poor

There are 15 comments on the Ottawa Sun story from Feb 24, 2009, titled Depression more likely among poor. In it, Ottawa Sun reports that:

If you live in a poor neighbourhood, you're 85% more likely to be hospitalized for depression than people who live in higher-income communities.

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Since: Feb 09

Cleveland, Ohio

#1 Feb 24, 2009
Well, DUH! Who'da thought?!?!?!?

Perhaps this astonishing tidbit of news will help disabuse the indoctrinated public of the notion that economic factors, not brain chemistry, are behind much contemporary mental suffering, but I'm not holding my breath.


Since: Dec 07

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#2 Feb 25, 2009
last_freethinter wrote:
Well, DUH! Who'da thought?!?!?!?
Perhaps this astonishing tidbit of news will help disabuse the indoctrinated public of the notion that economic factors, not brain chemistry, are behind much contemporary mental suffering, but I'm not holding my breath.
No doubt, how good is it to grow up in a single parent struggling family? Or any situation where ends barely are met and it's always a struggle to survive day to day. It's not always the persons fault they don't have better jobs, when are they supposed to get the time to go back to school while trying to work full time to pay bill? If you're working the government wont help you go back to school either. Catch 22, struggle to pay bills and be responsible but because you are doing this there is no help available because apparently at minimum wage you're still making too much too qualify for any grants or loans.
I'm fortunate enough to have a job that pays me pretty good but even so I wouldn't mind going back to school, have wanted to for some time but I guess I'm too responsible to get any help.
So what does a single parent who's making 9 bucks an hour do?

Since: Feb 09

San Diego, CA

#3 Feb 28, 2009
I always have to laugh when people say money doesn't bring happiness. I'm offering any depressed, wealthy person out there to trade lives and incomes. I guarantee you, I would be one happy guy.

East Perth, Australia

#4 Mar 3, 2009
better to be rich and unhappy then poor and unhappy, in a way.
At least if you have money then you have more things to do and to distract you, liek if you are feeling depressed go out and lay in the pool rather than in your loungeroom.Sounds silly but think about it ,its true.
When I was growing up my life still would have been unhappy if i had had money but it was made even more miserable by not having any. I had nothing in my life to make it better.
#5 Sep 24, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

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#6 Oct 3, 2013
Those in poverty also were more than twice as likely to say there have been times in the past 12 months when they did not have enough money to pay for the health care or medicine that they or their families needed — 37.8 percent vs. 16.5 percent. Impoverished Americans are also significantly less likely to say they have a personal doctor.

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#7 Oct 3, 2013
no rich people are also highly depressed in terms of saving money
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#9 Oct 22, 2013
more people are worrying about money.. so depression is a natural things to us.....
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#10 Oct 24, 2013
omg you're a genius! nobel prize in economics coming your way 2014!

High Springs, FL

#11 Oct 24, 2013
Disability payments and the mental health industry go hand and hand. It the number one pharmaceutical cost and the draining of federal funds.

The school system then the VA

Cartoon NAZI guards / Prozac

High Springs, FL

#12 Oct 24, 2013
U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated

Marine Corporal Michael Cataldi woke as he heard the truck rumble past.

He opened his eyes, but saw nothing. It was the middle of the night, and he was facedown in the sands of western Iraq. His loaded M16 was pinned beneath him.

Cataldi had no idea how he'd gotten to where he now lay, some 200 meters from the dilapidated building where his buddies slept. But he suspected what had caused this nightmare: His Klonopin prescription had run out.

His ordeal was not all that remarkable for a person on that anti-anxiety medication. In the lengthy labeling that accompanies each prescription, Klonopin users are warned against abruptly stopping the medicine, since doing so can cause psychosis, hallucinations, and other symptoms. What makes Cataldi's story extraordinary is that he was a U. S. Marine at war, and that the drug's adverse effects endangered lives — his own, his fellow Marines', and the lives of any civilians unfortunate enough to cross his path.

"It put everyone within rifle distance at risk," he says.

In deploying an all-volunteer army to fight two ongoing wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has increasingly relied on prescription drugs to keep its warriors on the front lines. In recent years, the number of military prescriptions for antidepressants, sleeping pills, and painkillers has risen as soldiers come home with battered bodies and troubled minds. And many of those service members are then sent back to war theaters in distant lands with bottles of medication to fortify them.

According to data from a U. S. Army mental-health survey released last year, about 12 percent of soldiers in Iraq and 15 percent of those in Afghanistan reported taking antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or sleeping pills. Prescriptions for painkillers have also skyrocketed. Data from the Department of Defense last fall showed that as of September 2007, prescriptions for narcotics for active-duty troops had risen to almost 50,000 a month, compared with about 33,000 a month in October 2003, not long after the Iraq war began.

High Springs, FL

#13 Oct 24, 2013
Why your kid is drugged in school

How it works:

The State Department of Education gets monies from the Federal Government (Disability) under a program called "IDEA" for each child diagnosed with a disability. A disability could be ADD/ADHD, Bi-polar disorder, Depression or any of the other mental diagnoses.

Who profits: The State Department of Education, the mental health and counseling Industry, the Pharmaceutical company and the money that is kicked back by lobbyists for politicians special interest and of course the legal profession.

All this at the cost of your child's Health and welfare.

----------IDEA" Final Regulation (part 1 of 2)

300.7 Child with a disability.

(a) General.

(1) As used in this part, the term child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with §§300.530-300.536 as having mental retardation, a hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, serious emotional disturbance (hereafter referred to as emotional disturbance), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.(i) The term means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance:(A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.(B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.(C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.(D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.(E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.(ii) The term includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance. 9) Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that-(i) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia; and (ii) Adversely affects a child's educational performance §300.24 Related services.(a) General. As used in this part, the term related services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability.(9) Psychological services includes-(i) Administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures; (ii) Interpreting assessment results; (iii) Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning; (iv) Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special needs of children as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, and behavioral evaluations; (v) Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and (vi) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.---------

High Springs, FL

#14 Oct 24, 2013
Anti depression causes depression and other side effects

Public cases

Death, violence, erratic behavior and the suicide by mind drugs

Soldier Cases

High Springs, FL

#15 Oct 24, 2013
Here is the agenda of the Mental Health in the take over of the Judiciary Branch of government (by state) on the problem the industry caused in the USA.(Drug America) This is a similar takeover to what happen in the Public School System.

Mental Health Courts State Links

Mental Health Court by links

High Springs, FL

#18 Oct 24, 2013
The FDA Ban of L-Tryptophan: Politics, Profits and Prozac

By Dean Wolfe Manders, Ph.D.

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