Solastalgia: Living With the Environmental Damage Caused By Natural Disasters

  title={Solastalgia: Living With the Environmental Damage Caused By Natural Disasters},
  author={Sri Warsini and Jane Mills and Kim Usher},
  journal={Prehospital and Disaster Medicine},
  pages={87 - 90}
Abstract Forced separation from one's home may trigger emotional distress. People who remain in their homes may experience emotional distress due to living in a severely damaged environment. These people experience a type of ‘homesickness’ similar to nostalgia because the land around them no longer resembles the home they knew and loved. What they lack is solace or comfort from their home; they long for the home environment to be the way it was before. “Solastalgia” is a term created to… Expand

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  • G. Albrecht, G. Sartore, +6 authors G. Pollard
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • 2007
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