What psychiatrists should know about environmental sustainability and what they should be doing about it

Helen BERRY, Daniel Maughan, Phil Davison

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Abstract

The 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has caused renewed concern among both clinicians and health policy makers. Climate change is continuing at an increasing rate. This guest editorial describes how climate change might affect global mental health and proposes three things that psychiatrists from every country could implement to respond appropriately to this urgent and severe global threat. These responses are mitigation and adaptation strategies for mental health services, and the integration of sustainability into training.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Psychiatry
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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