Mental health and well-being

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Dodgen, Daniel
Donato, Darrin
Kelly, Nancy
La Greca, Annette
Morganstein, Joshua
Reser, Joseph
Ruzek, Josef
Schweitzer, Shulamit
Shimamoto, Mark M.
Tart, Kimberly Thigpen
Ursano, Robert
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Dodgen D., D. Donato, N. Kelly, A. La Greca et al.

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2016
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The effects of global climate change on mental health and well-being are integral parts of the overall climate-related human health impacts. Mental health consequences of climate change range from minimal stress and distress symptoms to clinical disorders, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and suicidal thoughts.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Other consequences include effects on the everyday life, perceptions, and experiences of individuals and communities attempting to understand and respond appropriately to climate change and its implications.3, 6,7

The social and mental health consequences of extreme weather events have been the focus of research for more than three decades.3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 The mental health and well-being consequences of extreme events, particularly natural disasters, are common and form a significant part of the overall effects on health. These consequences of climate change related impacts rarely occur in isolation, but often interact with other social and environmental stressors.

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The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

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© 2016 U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Authors. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website for further information.

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Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

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