Limiting Debt May Be Good For Your Mental Health - Page 2
A second abstract that caught my attention in this topic area is a study by Lang and colleagues in the UK and the U.S. They noted that the prevalence of common mental disorders tends to rise up through midlife when a peak rate is reached. Their study found this effect occurred only in the lowest income group. Those in higher income groups appeared to be protected from this midlife prevalence rate increase. There was no mention of the potential role of debt in this common epidemiological finding.
There is at least some evidence personal debt may play a role in risk for significant personal distress and risk for mental health problems. These findings add support for a goal of being debt free.
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