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Drought as a mental health exposure

O'Brien, Lean; Berry, Helen; Coleman, C; Hanigan, Ivan

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The mental health impact of drought is poorly quantified and no previous research has demonstrated a relationship between distress and explicit environmentally based measures of drought. With continuing climate change, it is important to understand what drought is and how it may affect the mental health. We quantified drought in terms of duration and intensity of relative dryness and identified drought characteristics associated with poor mental health to evaluate any vulnerability in rural and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69915
Source: Environmental Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.03.014

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