Poverty and mental healthBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7486.307-b (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:307
- Katy J Booth, student,
- Woody Caan, professor of public health
- APU, Chelmsford
Are there any recent articles or documents on the effect that poverty has on an individual's mental health? (For my dissertation.)
In your literature search you may find it helpful to begin with two authors at the Institute of Psychiatry in London—Robert Goodman (for child mental health) and Graham Thornicroft (for adults).
The most observable effects of deprivation may be with children under 11 years old,1 but it is important to consider that the child who …