Psychological effects of polar expeditions.

  title={Psychological effects of polar expeditions.},
  author={Lawrence A Palinkas and Peter Suedfeld},
  volume={371 9607},
Polar expeditions include treks and stays at summer camps or year-round research stations. People on such expeditions generally undergo psychological changes resulting from exposure to long periods of isolation and confinement, and the extreme physical environment. Symptoms include disturbed sleep, impaired cognitive ability, negative affect, and interpersonal tension and conflict. Seasonal occurrence of these symptoms suggests the existence of three overlapping syndromes: the winter-over… CONTINUE READING
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