Solastalgia: The Distress Caused by Environmental Change

@article{Albrecht2007SolastalgiaTD,
  title={Solastalgia: The Distress Caused by Environmental Change},
  author={Glenn A. Albrecht and Gina Sartore and Linda H. Connor and Nick H Higginbotham and Sonia Freeman and Brian J Kelly and Helen J. Stain and Anne Tonna and Georgia Pollard},
  journal={Australasian Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={S95 - S98}
}
Objective: Solastalgia is a new concept developed to give greater meaning and clarity to environmentally induced distress. [...] Key Result Conclusions: Worldwide, there is an increase in ecosystem distress syndromes matched by a corresponding increase in human distress syndromes. The specific role played by global-scale environmental challenges to ‘sense of place’ and identity will be explored in the future development of the concept of solastalgia.Expand
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