Climate Disruption and the Psychiatric Patient - Burns Woodward, MD

Burns Woodward, MD presents a very balanced, clinically useful approach to working with patients in the age of climate disruption. He acknowledges the politization of “climate disruption”; which contributes to clinicians’ “fear they will be viewed as advocates or offend patients”. He carefully navigates away from this edge, is always grounded in the clinical presentation of patients’ concerns and lays out appropriate, sound interventions for the range of mental health issues from the preventive, preparedness aspects, to working with directly traumatized individuals to those who are experiencing climate-related despair. This is a must read for clinicians working in the age of climate change. Click here to access the article on Psychiatric Times.

Robin Cooper