World Social Psychiatry

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 54--62

Poverty, Homelessness, Hunger in Children, and Adolescents: Psychosocial Perspectives


Andres Julio Pumariega1, Rama Rao Gogineni2, Tami Benton3 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
2 Department of Psychiatry, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ, USA
3 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Andres Julio Pumariega
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry UF Health Springhill 2, 8491 N.W. 39th Avenue, Gainesville32606, FL
USA

Poverty, hunger, and homelessness have been shown to be perhaps the greatest adverse biological and social risk factors for mental health problems and disorders worldwide. They also have significant adverse impact on cognitive, psychological, psychosocial, and physical development in children and youth. This article reviews the psychosocial effects of poverty, hunger, and homelessness on children and youth, including their impact on psychopathology and mental health. It also includes recommendations for governmental entities, advocates, and care providers on mitigating their adverse effects.


How to cite this article:
Pumariega AJ, Gogineni RR, Benton T. Poverty, Homelessness, Hunger in Children, and Adolescents: Psychosocial Perspectives.World Soc Psychiatry 2022;4:54-62


How to cite this URL:
Pumariega AJ, Gogineni RR, Benton T. Poverty, Homelessness, Hunger in Children, and Adolescents: Psychosocial Perspectives. World Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 26 ];4:54-62
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