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PTSD, alcohol use disorder common in adolescents exposed to natural disasters

The Global Seed Vault That Is Supposed to Help Protect Us from Natural Disasters Just Suffered a Natural Disaster

NORWAY-SEED-VAULT-SCIENCE

The ice near the North Pole melted, flooding the vault. HEIKO JUNGE / Getty Images

Climate change, it appears, can get to us everywhere. Even in our most secure locations. In a disheartening bit of news, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – a secure facility that holds duplicates of plant seeds from around the world as a last resort in case a global catastrophe – has itself started to succumb to the effects of climate change…

 

PTSD, alcohol use disorder common in adolescents exposed to natural disasters

Adolescents who were highly exposed to natural and environmental disasters show higher levels of alcohol misuse and emotional trauma than their peers, according to new research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Diego. The findings indicate the importance of mental health services for youth that have experienced emotional trauma…

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