Researchers from the University of Washington, USA established: the urban environment is an additional risk factor for the development of mental disorders. According to recent research, mental illness is more common among residents of large cities than in small villages and towns.
Apparently, the fast pace of life can upset the balance of the brain. The researchers analyzed data from about 6 thousands of Americans. It turned out that in large cities, mental illness is much more likely to occur.
On the background of constant psychological stress may change hormonal background. As a result, violated many of the functions of the body. Especially dangerous constant stress for children and adolescents. The typical "child cities of" significantly increased risk of mental disorders. That is why researchers recommend that you send children for the summer in small towns or camps.