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Type Journal Article - The Lancet Planetary Health
Title Green environment and incident depression in South Africa: A geospatial analysis and mental health implications in a resource-limited setting
Author(s)
Volume 1
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers 152-162
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542519617300633?via=ihub
Abstract
Unprecedented levels of habitat transformation and rapid urbanisation are changing the way individuals interrelate with the natural environment in developing countries with high economic disparities. Although the potential benefit of green environments for mental health has been recognised, population-level evidence to this effect is scarce. We investigated the effect of green living environment in potentially countering incident depression in a nationally representative survey in South Africa.

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