Extremes in Context: A Life-Course Approach to Disaster Mental Health

Elsevier, One Earth, Volume 2, Issue 6, June 2020, Pages 497-499.
Sarah R. Lowe, Ethan J. Raker, Meghan L. Zacher

Exposure to disasters has a range of adverse mental-health consequences. This Commentary argues that to understand variation in post-disaster mental health, we must look beyond the disaster itself to other sources of vulnerability throughout the life course, as well as the developmental stage at which the disaster was experienced.