Our mental health is affected by climate change!

There is a link between climate change and some psychological diseases. Here’s how weather affects our minds!

For more than 10 years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has studied the relation between climate change and mental health. A recent research found that weather not only influences the ecosystem, but also our psyche, also incrasing some mental disorders.

The tests were conducted in the United States on a sample of more than two million people. The periodical Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of Americas published the results, under the name of the expert Nick Obradovich.

Climate change and its consequences on mental health!

According to the researchers, the 2 Celsius degrees increase in temperatures raised mental disorders by 2%. The pathologies related to this phenomenon are not that severe and are spreading among young people. We are talking about: depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, psychological discomfort and phobias.

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Climate change did not affect people already at risk of suicides and hospitalizations for strong depression. A part of the study analyzed frequent rainfalls in more than thirty days. This condition influenced in a negative way people who were already at risk of depression.

Experts conducted a research on people who experienced hurricane Katrina. Their mental disorders increased even up to 4%. The problem of increasing temperatures is very serious, not only because it influences our psyche, but also because its consequences damage our planet, our economy and livability, affecting mental health.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 20-11-2018

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