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Economic recession may have caused 10 000 extra suicides

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 12 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3809
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Around 10 000 extra suicides in the Western world from 2008 to 2010 were highly likely to be related to the recent economic recession, a study has concluded.1

The study, by the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry on 12 June. It said that suicide rates had risen significantly across Europe, Canada, and the United States …

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