Studying the link between city life and mental health

10/18/2012 | Nature

It's generally accepted that living in cities can be stressful, and now scientists are undertaking a variety of different research projects to determine exactly how urban life affects residents' mental health. "It had been slowly dawning on me that as we know that the brain interacts with the environment, nothing about mental health will become clear unless we can look at the environment," said Jim van Os, a psychiatrist and epidemiologist who is planning one such study.

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