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Poor Mental Health Leads to Unhealthy Behaviors Among Low Income Adults

(2/5/2013)

Poor Mental Health Leads to Unhealthy Behaviors Among Low Income Adults
Science Daily
February 4, 2013

Poor mental health leads to unhealthy behaviors in low-income adults - not the other way around, according to a new study by Dr. Jennifer Walsh and colleagues from the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital. In this study, stress and anxiety predicted subsequent health-compromising behaviors, such as smoking, binge drinking, illegal drug use, unprotected sex and unhealthy diets.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130203212419.htm


Keywords: mental, health, unhealthy, behaviors, low, income, adults



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