A group of scientists from the USA (Duke University, SC) proved that poverty has a serious impact on the brain. In the experiment, was attended by about 130 teenagers. The age of the subjects ranged from 11 to 15 years. Children growing up in families with different income levels: from very low to very high.
Scientists have tried to understand how the availability of money affects the mental development of man in the process of its development. As it turned out, the lack of money reduces the activity of the gene responsible for the functioning of the amygdala.
This area in disorders may precipitate depression. And statistic reinforces this theory: among poor people, the depression in the clinical forms found really often.