Short but surprisingly powerful little piece describing how even mentally ill people can have functional ability quite separate from their mental illness. They can organize a household, shop, and function "normally" while carrying some devastating mental or emotional challenges.
Researchers found that people with lower incomes had more stress-related brain activity, which was linked with greater inflammation in the body.
Those with more inflammation had a higher risk of heart attack and other heart problems over the following years.
This stress-driven inflammation may account for almost a third of the increased risk of heart disease in people with lower incomes.