Poor Mental Health Believed to Lead to Unhealthy Behaviors Among Low-income Adults


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A study conducted at the Miriam Hospital has recently found that poor mental health may lead to unhealthy behaviors such as binge drinking, smoking, and illegal drugs in low-income adults.


In this study, stress and anxiety predicted subsequent health-compromising behaviors, such as smoking, binge drinking, illegal drug use, unprotected sex and unhealthy diets.

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