Start Date

27-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

27-4-2020 10:00 AM

Disciplines

European History

Subjects

The Great Plague, Plague, Bubonic Plague, Mental Health, Depression, Trauma, Crisis, Human Response to Crisis

Description

Following the Black Plague in the 1300s, all of Europe slowly began to return to its previous state, that is, until being struck by another plague in the 1500s. The bubonic plague was back again, and this time it was doing more than killing the population, it was leaving survivors with the disadvantage of extremely poor mental health. Reexamining the mental state of civilians reveals that this disadvantage may have been more destructive than the population decline.

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/32886

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM Apr 27th, 10:00 AM

A Secret Plague: How the Decline of Mental Health During the Great Plague Created an Undetected Epidemic

Following the Black Plague in the 1300s, all of Europe slowly began to return to its previous state, that is, until being struck by another plague in the 1500s. The bubonic plague was back again, and this time it was doing more than killing the population, it was leaving survivors with the disadvantage of extremely poor mental health. Reexamining the mental state of civilians reveals that this disadvantage may have been more destructive than the population decline.