When a disaster disrupts access to psychiatric medications

As we inevitably face more and more severe disasters associated with extreme weather events, health providers must plan for effective responses.  Our public health system is woefully unprepared. *  Neglecting the vulnerability of our health delivery system will be at our peril. Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie and her co-authors address an under recognized area of vulnerability. They make system wide and patient focused recommendations for preparedness in  “When a disaster disrupts access to psychiatric medications”. Click here for access to the article.

* Action Paper, FOR THE RESEARCH ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE-RELATED PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE NEEDS, has been submitted to the APA Assembly for consideration in May, 2019 to devote resources to more fully under evaluate future needs and support effective planning.  

Robin Cooper