Kids growing up in the city are significantly more likely than those raised in the country to have psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices and experiencing intense paranoia. A study published May 22 in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin shows that these youths are more than 40 percent more likely to have a psychotic experience by the age of 18 than their rural counterparts. This lines up with previous research showing that urban kids are more likely to develop schizophrenia, mental disorders and are at a higher risk for suicide. Read more.

Scizophrenia Bulletin article.

Independent News article.

Scientific American article.