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What are some health consequences of unemployment?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Several problems

Loss of health insurance makes medical care costly and harder to get.
Many unemployed people do not get psychological nor behavioral problems due to losing jobs. However, one may get anxiety symptoms due to worrying a lot. One may get depression symptoms due to feeling hopeless or unappreciated. Family interactions may worsen if there were already problems at home. Substance abuse may increase.

In brief: Several problems

Loss of health insurance makes medical care costly and harder to get.
Many unemployed people do not get psychological nor behavioral problems due to losing jobs. However, one may get anxiety symptoms due to worrying a lot. One may get depression symptoms due to feeling hopeless or unappreciated. Family interactions may worsen if there were already problems at home. Substance abuse may increase.
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