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Living In Cities May Literally Be Driving Us Insane

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Brian writes about studies that link rising rates of mental health to increasing urbanization. "One possible explanation was that exposure to the city itself, and its myriad stresses, was driving the decline in mental health."

He and I debated this; I am not convinced. It may well be that the reason there are more mentally ill people in cities is that they are attracted to them; there are more services, more Out of the Cold type charities, more places to sleep.

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