Financial distress and use of mental health care: Evidence from antidepressant prescription claims
Haizhen Lin (),
James N. Rosenquist and
Kosali I. Simon
Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 121, issue 3, 449-453
Using nationwide county-level longitudinal data, we show that recent declines in housing prices are associated with an increased utilization of antidepressant prescriptions among the near elderly. Our results persist in difference-in-difference models using either all non-antidepressant drugs or statins as controls.
Keywords: Financial distress; Housing crisis; Mental health; Prescription (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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