The Environment and Mental Health: A Guide for Clinicians

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coping with the experience of environmental stress. Along this line of reasoning, clinicians can argue for disclosure of information from responsible officials, thus empowering individuals and their communities. Members of a community exposed to environmental contamination need to see that clinicians also can serve as advocates for social change.

Our technology is growing ever more powerful and difficult to control, while feelings of distrust, insecurity, and alienation appear to become widespread. Technological accidents and exposure to insidious threats can be expected to become an even bigger problem in the future.


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