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A recent systematic review of all relative research studies on health effects after the 2008 recession concluded that overall mortality kept decreasing from 2008 to 2016, in every Country, despite harsh economic measures. 
Resulting secondary endpoint disease-specific data on mental health status and suicides could be disproportionately influenced by those studies coming from Greece.
Wicked healthcare administration, defective planning, faulty fund allocation, in Greece, has led to lasting severe structural inefficiencies in mental heath management, unconnected to the 2008 economic crisis: for example, no free CBT sessions are offered to National Health insured patients suffering from mild/moderate depression!
Hence, the title of this editorial is wrong, and not supported by the best available research evidence.
If the Authors are aware of different systematic reviews that show increased mortality and morbidity for European citizens, after 2008, they should inform us by quoting their sources.
 BMJ 2016;354:i4588