PSYCHIATRIC PRESS NEWS

Climate Change Said to Be ‘Ultimate Social Determinant of Health

Activists say psychiatrists will be treating patients for the acute effects of extreme weather events and will also have a role in addressing helplessness and passivity in the face of climate change.

Published Online in Psychiatric News, March 13, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.pn.2018.3b11

Extreme Heat and Mental Health:  Protecting Patients

Addressing the impacts of extreme heat on behavior and thinking, Dr. Robin Cooper focuses on the unique concerns for people with psychiatric and substance use disorders. Strategies to protect from extreme heat impacts are outlined for patients and the general population.

Published in Clinical Psychiatry News and Family Practice News, June 26, 2018
https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/168917/depression/extreme-heat-and-mental-health-protecting-patients

Climate Change a Disaster for Mental Health, Experts Warn

APA identifies the major threat to mental health impacts of climate change with attention to disasters.
Published in Medscape, May 12, 2017
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/879974

Climate Change Expected to Impose Major Burden on Mental Health

Coverage of the APA annual meeting session on climate change and mental health with Dr. Lewis quoted "Psychiatric patients can be particularly vulnerable to medical effects of climate change. 

Published in MDedge, May 7, 2018 & Clinical Psychiatry News

https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/165070/depression/climate-change-expected-impose-major-burden-mental-health

Climate Change Said to Be ‘Ultimate Social Determinant of Health’

Reporting on the annual APA meeting:  “Activists say psychiatrists will be treating patients for the acute effects of extreme weather events and will also have a role in addressing helplessness and passivity in the face of climate change.”
Published Psychiatric News, March 13, 2018
https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2018.3b11

AACP approves Position Paper on Climate Change, 
Published Psychiatric News, March 9, 2017
https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2017.3b5

Hold Your Breathe
Dr. Lise Van Susteren outines the perils of “breathing air”.  She outlines the health and psychiatric/mental health effects of air pollution.
Published in Clinical Psychiatric News, March 20, 2017
https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/133804/schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders/hold-your-breath

Climate change: A call to action for psychiatry
Dr. Lise Van Susteren passionately makes the case for psychiatrist’s engagement in climate change both as the moral issue of our times and as a psychiatric concern.
Published in Clinical Psychiatric News, Jan, 24, 2017
https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/129896/depression/climate-change-call-action-psychiatry

Climate Change Said to Carry Serious Mental Health Repercussions
Identifies major disasters related to climate change and impacts on mental health with contributions by Drs. Joshua Morganstein and Robert Ursano,
Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters, APA
Published Psychiatric News, November 15, 2016
https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2016.11b4

‘APA On Tour’ to Examine Link Between Climate Change and Mental HealthHighlighting the impacts of mental health consequences with reporting on presentations at the Institute of Psychiatric Services meetings of APA .

Published Psychiatric News, August 31, 2016
https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2016.9a14

APA:  CLIMATE CHANGE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONNECTIONS:

Review of impacts on American Psychiatric Association Website:
https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/climate-change-and-mental-health-connections