(ORDO NEWS) — Country living may not be as good for mental health as previously thought, researchers at the University of Houston have found.
The authors analyzed two large longitudinal studies of the US population, which collected data on residents of urban and rural areas.
These data included not only demographic information, but also information about the state of psychological health of Americans.
As it turns out, those who live in the countryside can be more anxious and depressed than their city dwellers.
The study also found that rural residents were not more satisfied with their lives and did not see more meaning in life than people who lived in urban areas.
According to scientists, this is due to the fact that it is more difficult to get access to psychological services outside the city due to a lack of competent specialists.
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