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Stress in the city?

People born or raised in a big city like Montreal or Quebec city are more likely to suffer from anxiety and mood disorders than those who live in a rural areas like the townships or the Gaspé. A new study is the first to show that where you live actually changes parts of your brain which deal with stress.

Researchers at McGill's Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal and the University of Heidelberg (Hi-del-berg) in Germany have collaborated on a study that has been published in the online issue of the journal Nature.

We ask our listeners: "How is your stress level? How much do you think where you live has to do with how stressed you feel?"

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