Psychosocial Impact of Fracking: a Review of the Literature on the Mental Health Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing

@article{Hirsch2017PsychosocialIO,
  title={Psychosocial Impact of Fracking: a Review of the Literature on the Mental Health Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing},
  author={Jameson K. Hirsch and K. Bryant Smalley and Emily M. Selby-Nelson and Jane M. Hamel-Lambert and Michael R. Rosmann and Tammy A. Barnes and Daniel Abrahamson and Scott S. Meit and Iva GreyWolf and Sarah Beckmann and Teresa D Lafromboise},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={1-15}
}
The process of natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a controversial energy acquisition technique often viewed with disdain by the public, due to its potential for environmental harm. However, the mental health and psychological well-being of fracking communities, including potential benefits and detriments, are often overlooked. We reviewed the literature on the association between fracking and psychological functioning, finding that although persons living in… Expand
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