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23 June 2011

Living in big cities leads to stress

Living in a big city can be bad for your mental health. Researchers claim city life boosts the risks of schizophrenia and mental disorders.

Now researchers have found a possible reason why. Imaging scans show that in city dwellers or people who grew up in urban areas, certain areas of the brain react more vigorously to stress. That may help explain how city life can boost the risks of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, researchers said.

Stress from other people

 
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