Cities and Mental Health.

  title={Cities and Mental Health.},
  author={Oliver Gruebner and Michael A. Rapp and Mazda Adli and Ulrike Kluge and Sandro Galea and Andreas Heinz},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={114 8},
BACKGROUND More than half of the global population currently lives in cities, with an increasing trend for further urbanization. Living in cities is associated with increased population density, traffic noise and pollution, but also with better access to health care and other commodities. METHODS This review is based on a selective literature search, providing an overview of the risk factors for mental illness in urban centers. RESULTS Studies have shown that the risk for serious mental… CONTINUE READING