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Rise in unemployment following the 2008 economic crisis has been associated with a significant increase in the suicide rates in European and American countries.1 From the fourth trimester of 2008 to the fourth trimester of 2012, Greece witnessed a snowballing 22% recession in gross domestic product at constant prices, accompanied by a soaring unemployment rate that shot up from 8% to 26%. There has been much discussion regarding the effects of the economic crisis on suicides in Greece with early conclusions being put forward quoting temporary leveling-off,2 increase3 or decline4 in suicide rates during the current economic recession. Here, we present recent trends in suicide rates in Greece based …
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