Mental Diseases Linked to Recession on the Rise

by Rajshri on  April 1, 2010 at 9:05 PM Mental Health News
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 Mental Diseases Linked to Recession on the Rise
The on-going recession revealed yet another part of its impact on the general population after a new report revealed that the number of depression-related cases has risen sharply last year.

According to the report released by Roehampton University and Elizabeth Finn Care, more than 71 percent of people who lost their jobs due to recession have suffered from depression while more than half of them admitted to symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Dr Joerg Huber of the Roehamptom University said that the percentage of people experiencing depression was higher among the middle class compared to those from higher or lower economic status.

"What makes our findings worrying is the high percentage of people reporting symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. This applies even more to those who have lost their job or experienced a major loss of income", Dr Huber added.


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The biggest problem regarding mental health issues is that very few are willing to help, they just shy away. Even our professionals who are paid to deal with mental health issues turn their backs upon them.

I say this from experience, as the families have to watch one destroying themselves and are dreading the tragedy that might follow, all because there is no Help, for a loved one.

This relates to the UK.

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