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I took a 2nd look at this research study that suggests that being born and raised in a major urban area is associated with greater lifetime risk for anxiety and mood disorders. I think they are on to something. Two distinct brain regions that regulate emotion and stress are affected by city living. Risk for anxiety disorders is 21% higher for city people, who also have a 39% increase for mood disorders.


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The primary source was the journal Nature, June 2011 issue. Pretty interesting.

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