Poverty and Cognitive Function (NHS Choices / Science)


This NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” critical appraisal of research in the news relates to an article investigating whether poverty, and the financial worries arising from poverty, have an adverse effect on cognitive functioning.

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Poverty ‘consumes’ your mental capacity. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, August 30th 2013.

This relates to:

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Mani, A. Mullainathan, S. [and] Shafir, E. [et al] (2013). Poverty impedes cognitive function. Science, August 30th 2013, Vol.341(6149), pp.976-80. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Possibly of indirect interest, regarding levels of demand for mental health care:

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‘Benefit changes adding to mental health problems’. London: BBC Health News, March 8th 2019.

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