Those people who live near the sea are less likely to suffer from mental illness. This conclusion was made by scientists from the UK.
Statistics show that almost one in six people in Misty Albion suffers from mental illness. This applies to the adult population, and people with low incomes suffer from these diseases more often. The proximity of the sea will help people achieve equilibrium, scientists say. The initiators of the study were experts from the University of Exeter. The study consisted of a sociological survey on the state of health among residents of the UK. Scientists compared the answers to other answers given by people living on the coast. It turned out that the proximity to the sea affects the mental state. Thus, according to the study, people living within one kilometer of the sea are twenty-two percent less likely to suffer from mental disorders than those people who live fifty or more kilometers. In general, life on the coast will help to cope with anxiety, depression and generally makes people happier.
In the course of the survey, researchers identified yet another pattern. According to information provided by study leader Dr. Joe Garrett, low-income people living near the sea are less likely to suffer from mental health problems. Scientists have concluded that life on the coast can offset the difference in mental health between rich and poor people, if they have equal access to the sea.