High Utility Bills May Cause Anxiety, Depression In Low-Income Families

HealthDay (9/27, Preidt) reports that research suggests high utility bills may “cause anxiety and depression in low-income families.” Researchers studied “72 families in the Boston area with annual incomes of $32,000 or less.” The investigators found that “the inability to pay utility bills caused mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.” The findings were published online in Social Science and Medicine.

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— “High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, September 27, 2016.

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