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Financial Distress and Use Of Mental Health Care: Evidence from Antidpressant Prescription Claims

2013, Economics Letters

Haizhen Lin, Jonathan D. Ketcham, James N. Rosenquist, Kosali I. Simon

Abstract

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.

Citation

Lin, Haizhen, Jonathan D. Ketcham, James N. Rosenquist and Kosali I. Simon (2013), "Financial Distress and Use Of Mental Health Care: Evidence from Antidpressant Prescription Claims," Economics Letters, 121(3): 449-453.

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