A relationship between environmental degradation and mental health in rural Western Australia

Speldewinde, PC, Cook, A, Davies, P and Weinstein, P (2009) A relationship between environmental degradation and mental health in rural Western Australia. HEALTH & PLACE, 15 3: 865-872. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.02.011


Author Speldewinde, PC
Cook, A
Davies, P
Weinstein, P
Title A relationship between environmental degradation and mental health in rural Western Australia
Journal name HEALTH & PLACE   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1353-8292
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.02.011
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 865
End page 872
Total pages 8
Editor Graham Moon
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject C1
920410 Mental Health
059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Abstract Australia is currently experiencing a process of escalating ecosystem degradation. This landscape degradation is associated with many outcomes that may directly or indirectly impact on human health. This study used a Bayesian spatial method to examine the effects of environmental degradation (measured as dryland salinity) on the mental health of the resident rural population. An association was detected between dryland salinity and depression, indicating that environmental processes may be driving the degree of psychological ill-health in these populations.
Keyword Salinity
DRYLAND SALINITY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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