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article By Chris O’NeillA home can help to build your sense of self.
It can also help you find happiness.
That is why the British Institute for Personalised Medicine’s new study looked at the effect of living in a community.
Researchers in the UK analysed data from over 50,000 households and compared the outcomes of a community with an unmedicated community.
They then looked at data from 5,000 individuals who lived in communities that were unmedication free.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that the communities with the most beneficial effects on people’s mental health were the ones that were in close proximity to each other.
“What’s striking about the research is that the effect we found for a community of around 20 people in proximity to the patient is actually quite different from what we found in a population of 200 people in the same neighbourhood,” said lead author Dr Michael O’Toole.
“This is really exciting and I think it could potentially have significant consequences for people in different parts of the country.”
Community factorsDr O’Tooth said it was not clear whether the effects of close proximity were due to the physical proximity of a person to the bed, or the way they interacted with each other in their homes.
“It could be that there’s a greater psychological impact in that sense, because if you’re around people and interact with them a lot, they might find it easier to accept you,” he said.
“If they know you’re an expert, they’re more likely to accept it.”
I think that would be a powerful benefit, because we don’t have data yet on how people are getting better in relation to the mental health of their community.
“We know that it’s a really important part of living with people and that it can really help them get better.”
What about drugs?
Community factors and physical proximity also appear to play a role in the impact of community living.
People in communities with high levels of physical proximity were less likely to have experienced drug use than those living in neighbourhoods with lower levels of proximity.
But, as Dr O’Ollie pointed out, the research has not found any link between community living and the use of drugs.
“There’s not any evidence to suggest that people who live in communities where they’re closer to their patients are using drugs more often than those who live further away,” he told ABC Radio Perth.
“The fact that it has a direct effect on how well you’re doing in terms of outcomes and outcomes of people’s well-being is something that I think is really interesting.”
The findings were based on data from a large sample of people in England and Wales and Australia.
Dr Ollie said there was a need to take a broader perspective on the effects that community living has on people.
“People have a lot of different things that they want to achieve in life and they can have a whole range of different relationships with each person in a neighbourhood.”
So, the community environment is really important, because that can help people to live in a way that is a lot more supportive,” he explained.”
And that is, I think, really important.
“Dr OLLIE said there were more than 200 studies in progress examining the effects community living had on health outcomes.”
But until we know all the details of what happens when people are in community living, it’s difficult to make a really good judgement on whether or not that community environment might actually be a good thing,” he added.”
Until we have this data, we can’t say anything really definitive.
“Community living is a really powerful way of helping people live a better life, but there’s still lots that we don.
So, we’re still working through all the challenges.”
Topics:psychiatry,health,health-policy,healthcare-facilities,community-and-society,medicine,diseases-and/or-disorders,psychiatrists-and–specialists,health—ethics,health.australiaFirst posted March 23, 2021 14:00:15Contact Luke O’ReillyMore stories from Western Australia
article By Chris O’NeillA home can help to build your sense of self.It can also help you find happiness.That is…