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Michael Wurmser: “Norway is a game changer for Europe”

ByTheEast: How did you come to work in Norway? Michael Wurmser: I was already in the commodity business when I was involved in Norway through friends. We had business interests in Mongolia including in coal, bitumen, and rare earth elements, Oil and Gas projects in the Middle East as well as in the United States. After the Mongolian project, I...

"We are definitely seeing more anxiety and depression, but also more advanced conditions. We saw patients who cut down on their treatment so that the supply they have would last longer, and they came to us in our outpatient clinic with a worsening of their condition. We even saw patients who decided to stop their treatment and they become more severely depressed, even suicidal, and they ended up in our emergency room."

Fadi Maalouf

Head of the psychiatry department at the American University of Beirut Medical Centre

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