Patt Morrison for December 15, 2009

The personal toll of unemployment

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A New York Times/CBS News poll of unemployed adults traces the painful personal conflict and strife that is caused by joblessness. Almost half of the respondents have suffered from depression or anxiety, and about four in ten parents have noticed behavioral changes in their children that they blame on their job struggles.


Robert Mendelsohn, Clinical Director, Southern California Counseling Center

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