Tag: mental health problems and economics

Johann Hari: Stolen Focus – Why You Canā€™t Pay Attention

Johann Hari joins us to talk about his latest book Stolen Focus: Why You Canā€™t Pay Attention, in which he examines the reasons behind our inability to focus and seeks to understand how this crisis affects our wellbeing and society.

Are DNA Changes the Link Between Poverty and Mental Illness?

Researchers at Duke University who studiedĀ 183 adolescents forĀ three years found that increased depression associated with poverty may be mediated by epigeneticĀ changes in DNA. The...

Relieving Poverty Significantly Improves Mental Health

Giving money to people diagnosed with severe mental health issues can significantly improve depression and anxiety. A new study, published in the October issue of the Journal of Community Mental Health, found that giving about $73 US dollars per month for recreational spending can also reduce social isolation and strengthen a sense of self.