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10 Nov 2013

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has claimed.

Scientists found that children from homes with an annual income of more than £100,000 a-year were suffering anxiety and depression at twice the normal rate of their less well off peers.

Researchers found issues such as eating disorders, drug abuse, neuroses and self harming were soaring among wealthy teenagers.

It is thought the relentless pressure being piled on youngsters both at school and in extra-curricular activities is leading to increased feelings of vulnerability.

The American psychologist who carried out the study said many children were finding it impossible to live up to the expectations being placed on them by their rich and successful parents.

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The Telegraph

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