Climate change and mental health following flood disasters in developing countries, A review of the epidemiological literature: What do we know, what is being recommended?

Andrew Crabtree

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Abstract

Among the expected consequences of climate change
are extreme weather events, increased sea levels
and the melting of glaciers all of which can lead to an
increase in the number of flooding disasters which will
impose greater burdens on vulnerable populations. This
article reviews the epidemiological literature concerning
climate related flooding and mental health in developing
countries. It also examines what is being recommended.
All studies show that there are serious mental health
problems following flooding events and this gives us
good grounds to mainstream mental health issues in
disaster response.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies
Volume12
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages9
ISSN1174-4707
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • mental health
  • flooding
  • climate change

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