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by Dr Laura
Last updated: January 2020
What is meant
by the term 'rural'? Can living in the countryside have
an effect on mental health? In people with mental illness, what are
the differences between those living in rural and urban
A significant proportion of the UK
population is rural, and there is now a reasonable body of
epidemiological research comparing the prevalence of mental illness
in rural and urban areas. This is influenced by demographic
factors, as well as by other factors such as access,
social exclusion and rural deprivation.
An awareness of these factors is useful when
dealing with patients who live in more or less rural areas.
It can also help us to gain a more in-depth view of
psychiatry across the UK.
Providing the background for Rural mental health: Part 2 – improving
mental health services, this first module draws from
current research on rural mental health to illustrate the
complexity and importance of the rural setting and its relevance to
psychiatry as a whole.
Start the module
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