Disentangling the Link between Built/Non-Built Environment and Mental Health in Brussels

Last updated on 14-1-2022 by Ingrid Pelgrims

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Introduction Mental illnesses are a growing problem in modern societies. While the impact of demographic or socioeconomic factors on these pathologies is acknowledged, the interaction with urbanized environment is little understood. This quantitative research is part of the interdisciplinary study “NAMED” which aim to investigate the impact of the (non-)built environment on mental health in Belgium, one of the most urbanized countries in Europe. Methods Research focuses on the inhabitants of Brussels and older than 15 years. The epidemiological study was carried out based on the co…

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