Been Away From Nature? City Life Could Be Raising Mental Illness

            Mental illnesses and mood disorders are more common in urban areas partly due to reduced access to nature, say researchers at the University of Washington. “There’s an enormous amount of disease largely tied to our removal from the natural environment,” said Peter Kahn, Professor at the University. In a perspective piece published in the journal Science, the authors discussed the growing tension between an arguably necessary role urban areas play in society and the numbing, even debilitating, aspects of cities that disconnect humans from…

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