City living makes you crazy? We knew that!
A new study suggests that urbanite brains are more susceptible to stress, particularly social stress, than those of country dwellers. Psychiatrist Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg’s findings, published June 23 in Nature found city life seems to generate mental illness. Compared to their rural counterparts, city dwellers have higher levels of anxiety and mood disorders and double the schizophrenia rate. Wired.com and ScienceNOW.