Nasa looks to Antarctica for solutions to strife on Mars
12 October 2008
Lugg did a 25-year study of documented behavioural health problems in Antarctica and said the incidence rate was 4% of all primary consultations to the base doctor."You have sleep problems, but what you are looking for are the classic psychosis episodes,"
Lugg said."There was a guy one year who heard babies cry. He came to the doctor and he said: 'I'm hearing voices.' Fortunately, he was able to be got out because it was just before the close of winter."While such cases were rare, having just one episode in Antarctica or in space could be disastrous. "However many you have going to Mars in a tin can, if someone has a major psychotic event they are going to have great difficulty handling that."
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