Mental Health and Treatment Considerations for Urban Populations
Comprehensive Clinical Psychology (2nd Edition), Volume 9, 2022, Pages 291-303
Rosalba Moresea, John A. Naslund, Sandro Galea, Oliver Gruebner
Addressing mental health problems in urban populations represent an important challenge for the theoretical and clinical approach to treatment. This chapter presents a general framework for better understanding mental health in urban environments. We highlight the emerging evidence for the relations between risks and protective factors and urban mental health. We focus on current global issues for preventing and reducing mental illness in urban populations and aim to offer practical suggestions for clinical applications.