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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MedicineNet.com
Originally published June 12, 2014

The Great Recession that began in 2007 appears to have taken more than a financial toll: New research suggests that the economic downturn could be linked with more than 10,000 suicides across North America and Europe.

The study found that between 2008 and 2010, rates of suicide surged in the European Union, Canada and the United States. The increase was four times higher among men than women, according to the report published in the current issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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