City living and urban upbringing affect neural social stress processing in humans

  title={City living and urban upbringing affect neural social stress processing in humans},
  author={F. Lederbogen and P. Kirsch and L. Haddad and F. Streit and H. Tost and Philipp Schuch and S. W{\"u}st and J. Pruessner and M. Rietschel and M. Deuschle and A. Meyer-Lindenberg},
  • F. Lederbogen, P. Kirsch, +8 authors A. Meyer-Lindenberg
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities, making the creation of a healthy urban environment a major policy priority. Cities have both health risks and benefits, but mental health is negatively affected: mood and anxiety disorders are more prevalent in city dwellers and the incidence of schizophrenia is strongly increased in people born and raised in cities. Although these findings have been widely attributed to the urban social environment, the neural processes that could… CONTINUE READING
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