Samantha Meltzer-Brody, UNC Chapel Hill Associate Professor and Director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program, was interviewed in Huffington Post on the cyclical nature of depression and poverty.
Meltzer-Brody explains, “There is a huge economic effect, because if Mom is miserable she is not going to be able to hold a job. Mothers suffer, so kids suffer, and then the next generation repeats the process over again.”
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Also, to learn more about Dr. Meltzer-Brody’s research, visit http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/directories/faculty/samantha-meltzer-brody-m-d.