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Wealthy London women more likely to be boozers

According to new research, females living in affluent areas of London like Knightsbridge, Totteridge and Hampstead are twice as likely as the national average to drink too much and suffer from depression or mental illness.

Two women chatting over a glass of wine. Credit: Cathal McNaughton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Many of these women live in multi-million pound houses and take home six-figure salaries. The only types of people showing higher cases of mental illness or depression are the ones living in highrise flats, the elderly in social housing and young renters. The research was carried out by CACI.