The Psychological Effects of a Financial Crisis

June 28, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

Time Magazine
reports that Greece, the country that has become the epicenter of the Eurozone austerity crisis, has seen a significant increase in the number of patients seeking psychiatric help. Greece has long prided itself on having the lowest suicide rate in Europe. This may well change with a rise in the number of suicides, mostly focused in Athens, the country’s business center. The article also notes that the stress might not just be due to financial problems brought on by austerity. The blow to the Greek national identity and an international media that has painted Greece as a country full of cheaters has also played a significant role. Read more over here.

Source: Time Magazine