A study of mental illness in Glasgow has found a strong link with poverty. The Greater Glasgow health board study says poorer people are almost three times as likely to commit suicide and six times as likely to be committed to hospital for schizophrenia as people from more affluent areas.

It also says the number of anti-depressants issued by GPs in Glasgow has doubled from 200,000 in 1993 to 400,000 in 1997.

Mental Health and Illness in Greater Glasgow . The Public Health department, Greater Glasgow Health Board, Dalian House, 350 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G3 8YZ. Free.