Publication / 07.07.2020

Bundesgesundheitsblatt: Does the city make us sick?

Does the city make us sick? Prof. Dr. Mazda Adli and Jonas Schöndorf investigated the effects of urban stress on emotions, behavior and mental health:

“City dwellers live under more favorable conditions on average: More favorable conditions for individual development and advancement, a denser supply of education and support, better opportunities for prosperity, better health care and a rich cultural offering, even if these resources are in turn unequally distributed within cities. And yet: The risk of stress-related mental illness is greater for city dwellers than for country dwellers.”

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