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Urban living and mental health

A new study strengthens the association between urbanicity and mental health with more granularity than before, but a causative mechanism remains elusive.

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Fig. 1: Associations between mental health problems, urban environment profile, brain volume and genes.


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H.L. reports receiving grants from Shire Pharmaceuticals; receiving personal fees from and serving as a speaker for Medice, Shire/Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Evolan Pharma AB; and receiving sponsorship for a conference on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder from Shire/Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Evolan Pharma AB, all outside the submitted work. H.L. is editor-in-chief of JCPP Advances.

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Evans, B.E., Tuvblad, C. & Larsson, H. Urban living and mental health. Nat Med 29, 1322–1323 (2023).

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