Financial Distress and Use of Mental Health Care: Evidence from Antidepressant Prescription Claims
Haizhen Lin (),
James N. Rosenquest and
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James N. Rosenquest: Harvard Medical School
Kosali Simon: Indiana University
No 2013-06, Working Papers from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Department of Business Economics and Public Policy
Using nationwide county-level longitudinal data, we show that recent declines in housing prices are associated with an increased utilitization 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)
JEL-codes: I1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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