African American men more at risk of depression

Black men at both ends of the economic spectrum in America are more likely to suffer from depression. Those earning more than US$80,000 are at highest risk, due to a mix of social isolation, pressure from family and friends to support them, and fears they may be the beneficiaries of tokenism, according to a study published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Unemployed men were also more likely to report an episode of depression within the last year.

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