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Foreclosure crisis may lead to health concerns nationwide

Foreclosure crisis may lead to health concerns nationwide

The devastation of losing a house to foreclosure can lead to depression and a host of other conditions, according to the authors of new study who warn of a looming national health crisis. They are advocating for a new unified approach by financial and mental health advisers to provide homeowners with aid. The study, led by a University of Maryland researcher, found that one in five people in default on their mortgages have serious symptoms of depression. About one-third have seen their finances so crimped that they cannot afford to fill prescriptions and get enough to eat, which worsen health problems. It's the first long-term study to show that foreclosures are causing illnesses in...

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