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Density and Public Transit Access Might Be Good for Your Mental Health


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Here’s the upshot, via the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:

Therefore, this research suggests that good accessibility to public transport, as well as a dense urban structure (versus sprawl), could contribute to reduced risk of depression, especially for women and elderly, by increasing opportunities to move around and have an active social life.

Is the converse true?

Inability to move around and have an active social life lead to depression?

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