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Mental Health In The News: Foreclosures Spur Depression

Nearly half of people questioned who were in foreclosure proceedings in Philadelphia showed some signs of depression, The Washington Post reports.

"The rate was especially high considering previous research showed that only about 12.8 percent of people living in poverty were depressed, the study found. … Borrowers facing foreclosure were more likely to forgo filling prescriptions, and nearly 60 percent reported that they had skipped or delayed meals, according to the study" (Merle, 8/25).

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