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Britains more anxious and more fearful

April 14, 2009

More evidence of a growing mental health crisis: 

In February, the Office for National Statistics published figures showing a 12 per cent rise in the rate of anxiety disorders in the UK between 1993 and 2007, equivalent to 800,000 more sufferers. More than 7 million people are living with anxiety problems. The Mental Health Foundation report, “In The Face Of Fear”, says the two trends are linked. The more fearful people feel in the general population, the more are tipped over into clinical anxiety problems, with an increased risk of heart disease, digestive troubles, asthma and allergies.

via Britain is becoming a more fearful place – and the economy is paying the price – Health News, Health & Wellbeing – The Independent.

and an article in the Telegraph

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