Early Childhood

Cities and children’s mental health

June 02, 2016 | Emily Taylor

A recent study of 2,232 British twin children from birth to age 12 looked beyond the immediate family to determine how urban environments and psychosis are associated. Results showed 4.4 percent of non-urban 12-year-olds experienced at least one definite psychotic symptom, and 7.4 percent of urban children did. Researchers recommend cities and neighborhoods implement programs to support greater social cohesion.

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