Financial distress and use of mental health care: Evidence from antidepressant prescription claims

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume121
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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Financial distress
Antidepressants
Difference-in-differences
Prescription
Healthcare
Longitudinal data
Housing prices
Mental health
Drugs

Keywords

  • Financial distress
  • Housing crisis
  • Mental health
  • Prescription

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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Financial distress and use of mental health care : Evidence from antidepressant prescription claims. / Lin, Haizhen; Ketcham, Jonathan; Rosenquist, James N.; Simon, Kosali I.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 121, No. 3, 12.2013, p. 449-453.

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Lin, Haizhen ; Ketcham, Jonathan ; Rosenquist, James N. ; Simon, Kosali I. / Financial distress and use of mental health care : Evidence from antidepressant prescription claims. In: Economics Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 121, No. 3. pp. 449-453.
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