The number of people admitted to hospital as a result of stress is growing, according to figures published today.
Workers in particular are under too much emotional and mental pressure, new data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) suggests.
There were 6,370 hospital admissions for stress in England between May 2011 and May 2012 - 410 more than the previous 12 months.
By contrast the number of people admitted for anxiety fell by almost 3 per cent in the same time frame.
Mental Health Foundation chief executive Dr Andrew McCulloch said: "Concerns about money and debt place huge pressure on people's mental wellbeing, so it is not surprising in times of economic crisis.
"We know that the outcomes of recessions - rising debt, unemployment and insecure housing - are associated with poorer mental health in individuals."
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