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Studies examine mental health after natural disasters

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2019 - Autumn


A total of 160 studies were published between 1981 and 2001 on the topic of psychiatric disorders in the wake of environmental disaster, at the rate of eight per year. According to a recent Yale School of Public Health study, in 2018, 178 articles were published on the subject, many in Asia. As worries about climate change increase, so too will research into what happens to individuals and populations affected by such natural catastrophes as hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, or fires.

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