Urban life has some definite benefits over rural life—more job opportunities, better sanitation, and being able to get good take-out at any time of the day or night. However, living in a city also increases the odds that you suffer from anxiety, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. While this relationship has been known for quite some time, researchers haven’t pinpointed what it is about city living that puts people at risk for these disorders. Now, a study in Nature comes a step closer to understanding this association, reporting that the brains of city dwellers are particularly sensitive to social stress.
City dwellers more sensitive to social stress than country folkIn English on 2011/06/24 at 05:57