About this Research Topic
This Research Topic has three main aims:
1. To tackle the problem of different professions researching the area in different ways with limited communication or knowledge transfer between them.
2. To close the gap between academic research and policy implications and practice.
3. To increase the international focus of an issue where research is dominated by research from the USA and UK
This issue will therefore be broad in its focus, including approaches from Psychiatry, Public health, Economics, Anthropology, Financial advice and Psychology. The breadth of coverage will include population level wellbeing, addiction, problem gambling and a range of mental health problems.
We are interested in a range of article types from different disciplines practitioners and policy makers and an international perspective, such as:
• Epidemiological or economic studies of the impact of financial hardship on mental health at a population level;
• Theoretical papers on the mechanisms underlying the relationship;
• Case studies on the role of mental health or financial professionals in supporting those with both financial difficulties and mental health problems;
• Research on impact of interventions whether clinical or financial, or integrated, on finances and wellbeing;
• Papers describing the systemic and structural conditions that cause, perpetuate or exacerbate the relationship;
• Policy reviews highlighting opportunities for governments and financial institutions to address the issue;
• Descriptions and case studies of best practices in terms of financial/debt advice or support from creditors;
• Research on the relationship between problem gambling and mental health problems;
• Reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analysis on the impact of specific financial difficulties on mental health, or the impact of financial difficulties on specific mental health conditions.
Keywords: Financial Difficulties and Mental Health
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.