Trust Leads to Better Health
Researchers studied data from nearly 1,000 pairs of twins and discovered the effects of a sense of trust and belonging apply regardless of differences in genetics and upbringing.
The relationship between community and health is complex, however. The study discovered that social connectedness seems to have no effect on rates of major depression. Additionally, while most people have greater access to support as a result of their connectedness, engaged members of low income communities find themselves bearing the burden of greater obligations.
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Content by Diana E. Lee.