Early Life Economic Distress and Mental Health

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Where should emerging countries direct mental health resources? A study by Prof. Achyuta Adhvaryu provides some clues.

Mental health disorders cause large economic losses in low-income countries, and several nations are starting to address the problem. But where and when should resources be directed? New research by Michigan Ross Professor Achyuta Adhvaryu shows a causal link between a distressed economic environment at birth and psychological distress later in life. His blog post at the Center for the Study of African Economies explains the findings.

 

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