Climate change and mental health: a causal pathways framework

  title={Climate change and mental health: a causal pathways framework},
  author={H. Berry and K. Bowen and T. Kjellstrom},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  • H. Berry, K. Bowen, T. Kjellstrom
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Public Health
  • ObjectivesClimate 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.MethodsLiterature review.ResultsClimate change may affect mental health directly by exposing people to trauma. It may also affect mental health indirectly, by affecting… CONTINUE READING
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