Financial Melancholia: Mental Health and Indebtedness

Davies, Will; Montgomerie, Johnna and Wallin, Sara. 2015. Financial Melancholia: Mental Health and Indebtedness. London: Political Economy Research Centre. [Book]

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The rise of mental health problems such as depression cannot be understood in narrowly medical terms, but instead needs to be understood in its political-economic context. An economy driven by debt (and prone to problem debt at the level of households) will have a predisposition towards rising rates of depression.

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This report is funded as part o& the ESRC Knowledge Exhange Opportunities grant (ES/M006433/1) ‘Crafting an Alternative Politics of Debt’

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July 2015

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27 Jan 2016 10:39

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