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The Personality and Mental Health of Flat Dwellers

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

N. C. Moore*
Affiliation:
Princess Alexandra's Royal Air Force Hospital, Wroughton, Swindon, Wilts., SN4 0QJ

Summary

The proportion of persons with neurotic personalities in flats was not significantly greater than that in houses. Extraversion was not correlated with psychiatric illness or with the tendency to consult a doctor. Flat dwelling, but not house dwelling, was sufficient stress for neurotic personalities to cause, among them, an increase in clinical psychiatric illness. The resulting increase in the overall level of psychiatric illness of all flat dwellers was too small to be significantly greater than that of all house dwellers.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1976 

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