Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/37022
Authors: 
Pope, Robin
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Bonn Econ Discussion Papers 12/2009
Abstract: 
In rich countries, the population percentage under drug therapy for depressions is rising rapidly decade by decade for children, adolescent and young adults with no evidence of any long term success for this chronic ailment. There is also in rich countries relative to most poor ones, for each age cohort, a dramatically higher incidence of dementias. This paper takes a fresh look at these evidences of happiness problems that are so much more prevalent in rich than poor countries...
Subjects: 
brain morbidities
brain exercise
decision making
dementia
depression
environmental factors
risk processing
risk starvation
whiffs of danger
frequent, tiny, varied chances and challenges
damaging social security welfare
socio-economic changes
societal interactions
societal contributions
pharmaceutical advertising
pharmaceutical sponsorship
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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