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Bridging the gap in mental health approaches between East and West: The psychosocial consequences of radiation exposure

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This article examines the social and psychological consequences of exposure to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. Based on findings from a literature review and consultation with experts, the authors describe the different approaches used by mental health professionals in the former Soviet Union and in the West to classify distress and disorders and design treatment programs. The article also provides recommendations for bridging these gaps.
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Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)