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Climate change and mental health: A causal pathways framework

Berry, Helen; Bowen, Kathryn; Kjellstrom, Tord

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OBJECTIVES: Climate change will bring more frequent, long lasting and severe adverse weather events and these changes will affect mental health. We propose an explanatory framework to enhance consideration of how these effects may operate and to encourage debate about this important aspect of the health impacts of climate change. METHODS: Literature review. RESULTS: Climate change may affect mental health directly by exposing people to trauma. It may also affect mental health indirectly, by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54052
Source: International Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-009-0112-0

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