The great outdoors? Exploring the mental health benefits of natural environments

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Pearson, David G.; Craig, Tony;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology,volume 5 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01178, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01178/full, pmc: PMC4204431
  • Subject: Opinion Article | natural environments | cognitive fatigue | perceived restorative properties | Psychology | BF1-990 | attention restoration theory | health benefits | restorative environments

There is growing evidence to suggest that exposure to natural environments can be associated with mental health benefits. Proximity to greenspace has been associated with lower levels of stress (Thompson et al., 2012) and reduced symptomology for depression and anxiety ... View more
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