The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Mississippi Gulf Coast: Mental health in the context of a technological disaster.

@article{Drescher2014TheDH,
  title={The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Mississippi Gulf Coast: Mental health in the context of a technological disaster.},
  author={Christopher F Drescher and Stefan E. Schulenberg and C Veronica Smith},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={142-51}
}
A significant percentage of disaster survivors experience negative psychological, physical, and social outcomes after a disaster. The current study advances the literature concerning the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (the Gulf Oil Spill) while addressing weaknesses of previous research. The current study includes a clinical sample of 1,119 adults receiving mental health services in the coastal counties of Mississippi after the Gulf Oil Spill. The levels of clinical symptoms reported on the… CONTINUE READING