Money Just Might Buy Happiness

Study suggests link between mental health and financial status

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(HealthDayNews) -- Money can't buy happiness ... or can it? According to the medical journal The Lancet, money goes a long way to buying mental health.

When researchers from the University of Wales College of Medicine did a study of neurosis in the United Kingdom, here's what they found:

  • People with no cars had a 40 percent greater likelihood of being neurotic than people with two or more cars.
  • People who rented their homes were 30 percent more likely to be neurotic than people who owned their own homes.

The researchers estimated that 10 percent of the neurosis problem in the United Kingdom could be attributed to people who rent their homes and don't own cars.

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