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Poverty and mental health Mental health in high risk groups: focus on alcohol disorder

Mental health in high risk groups: focus on alcohol disorder

Claudio Mencacci-Giovanni Migliarese
Neuroscience –Mental Health Department
Fatebenefratelli-Oftalmico Hospital-Milan-Italy

It’s well documented the higher risk of mental disorders because of greater exposure to un-favourable social, economic, and environmental circumstances. The pattern of social distribution of common mental disorders is observed as a social class gradient, more marked in women than in men (McNamus et al. 2007).
In community-based settings, 73% and 79% of studies reported positive associations between a variety of poverty measures and common mental disorders, 19% and 15% reported null associations and 8% and 6% reported negative associations (Lund et al. 2010). Although there is yet not full agreement in how to define and study poverty, some studies

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