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The Effect of Nature-Based Therapy May be Dose-Related: A Prospective Cohort Study of Nature-Based Therapy of Long-Term Patients Suffering from Stress-Related Mental Illness

Grahn, Patrik; Pálsdóttir, Anna María


Stress-related mental illness is increasing worldwide and leads to longterm illness. Approximately one billion people globally suffer from some mental disorder, and the increase in the number of people suffering from mental illness is swift. Most affected are women between the ages of 30 and 50, and the need for rehabilitation and return to work for these patients is great. Research indicates that being in nature can lead to stress recovery. The question is whether nature-based therapy can rehabilitate people suffering from long-term stress-related mental illness, and how much time is necessary for recovery in order to return to work.

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Research journal of biology
2023, Volume: 11, number: 3, pages: 15-18

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      Built environment
      SLU Future One Health
      SLU Urban Futures

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      Occupational Therapy
      Landscape Architecture

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