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March 1, 2015 1:18 PM

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Suicides rates are increasing in the United States and this dynamic is most likely caused by the economic context. The recession has prompted money related anxiety, which may, in turn, drive people to resort to suicide. The highest suicide rates are registered among middle- aged men. According to a recent study the overall for adults between 40 and 64 years old in the United States has increased by 40% since 1999.

The study, distributed in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, uncovered that financial factors were behind in 37.5% of all ‘successful’ suicides in 2010, climbing from 32.9% in 2005.

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