Year: 1977 Source: American Journal of Community Psychology, v.5, no.2, (June 1977), p.217-227 SIEC No: 19842480

Recent retrospective sociological research suggesting that rises as well as falls in the economy are associated with such indicators of mental disorder as suicide & mental hospitalization are reviewed. The review emphasizes that a lag exists between economic change & the changes in associated mental indicators. These findings hold promise both for early warning for practitioners & for primary prevention. (21 refs.)