New York Daily News - Economic Downturn Cited As Suicide Rate Jumps for Those Between 35 and 64 – Robert Dominguez

New York, NY
 – May 2, 2013  –– 

The Great Recession may have been at the root of a great depression that caused suicides to soar among middle-aged Americans, a government report speculates. The annual suicide rate for adults ages 35 to 64 spiked in the past decade, according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings were hardly a surprise to Dr. Dan Iosifescu, director of mood and anxiety disorders program at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “Most people who commit suicide tend to suffer from major depression, and this vulnerability tends to be brought forth by very stressful situations like losing one’s home or job,” Iosifescu said.- Dr. Dan V. Iosifescu, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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