Happiness: LSE Study Lets Austerity off the Hook, Psychologists ClaimCreated by:
A London School of Economics study claims that eliminating depression and anxiety would decrease misery more than decreasing poverty. Many psychologists disagree with this view as they feel that one’s social status is often a cause of misery, and this has held truth for decades. I do feel that depression and anxiety may not be a cause of misery, since they all fall under the category of mental well-being. Instead of counselling, what I feel the impoverished need is social services and public health services - access to better healthcare and definitely better accommodation (especially for the homeless).