THE SOLUTION: JOIN OUR REGULAR WEDNESDAY CHATS (from 7 to 8 pm Pacific)! And if this description fits you, check your wallet: Current treatments for depression don’t help working-class and poor patients as much as they help middle-class people. Maybe this is because, when people with jobs come out of the slough, they realize they actually have a lot to live for. Psychologist Lydia Falconnier says, "This is particularly important since a lot of research shows negative outcomes for children of depressed mothers. This also raises questions about mandated depression treatment for working-class and poor mothers who are involved in the child welfare system." Loneliness is a MEDICAL problem that can lead to bad health. Researchers say that loneliness can lead to blood pressure, poor sleep and dementia, so it’s a health risk factor that’s as bad as obesity or smoking. Researcher Christopher Maci says, "I think loneliness is increasingly recognized as an important problem in medicine, and certainly the demographic trends in society will likely exacerbate this problem."

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