The Psychological and Welfare Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster


USC Institute for Global Health researchers found evidence of significant neuropsychological consequences in the decades following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Consequences ranged from diminished quality of life and anxiety to depression and specific clinical syndromes, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The research, supported from 2011 to 2016 by Green Cross Switzerland, revealed that, to this day, up to 10 million people may be affected by the catastrophe and its aftermath.