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Financial Crisis Caused By Mentally Ill Banking Chiefs

June 8, 2009

The current global financial crisis has been fingered as leading to an increase in mental health problems ranging from stress to depression. Now a former politician and medical doctor has told a psychiatric conference that he believes the crisis may have been caused by people with a mental health problem. 

The current financial meltdown has in part been caused by bankers who display the attributes of Hubris Syndrome, a former leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has claimed. 

Lord David Owen, a trained medical doctor, told delegates at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting in Liverpool that some banking chief executives -responsible for making the “rogue banking decisions” that led to the current financial crisis – displayed traits of the syndrome. 


So again it seems that mental illness is contagious!


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