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Rise in depression blamed on credit crunch

3rd February 2012

The number of patients suffering from stress and depression since the financial crisis began in 2009 has risen significantly, according to health workers.

An online poll of nearly 250 health professionals by patient.co.uk found 84% said they had seen a significant increase in patients with stress-related symptoms and 73% said they had seen a significant increase in patients with depression. And 85% of those who responded said they thought it was money worries, and stress, that had made some existing conditions among their patients worse.

 

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