Kiwi recession blues go pop

06/05/2018 Posted by admin

AUCKLAND – New Zealanders battling so-called “recession depression” are pill-popping in record numbers. New prescription figures show that 1.2 million New Zealanders were prescribed antidepressants last year as the credit crunch hit. That’s up from 700,000 scripts in 2002 and medical experts reckon the the recession is most likely to blame. “In a bad economic climate, people do get more depressed,” Auckland psychiatrist Craig Immelman told The Press newspaper. Australia might have narrowly averted the dreaded R-word, but New Zealanders are stuck with it. The second of two consecutive quarters of negative growth was reported last September, making the recession official.
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