Influence of Climate Change on Mental Health - A Review
Independent Researcher, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding Author: KG Sruthi, Independent Researcher, Hyderabad, India.
December 28, 2022; Published: January 12, 2023
2014 was declared by the US Meteorological Department as the hottest year in the world. Climate change is a worldwide problem that affects both physical health and mental health. The rise in temperature leads to anger and droughts due to climate change can lead to farmers’ suicide. Increased problems of climate change can lead to anxiety and depression. A decrease in agricultural practices causes an economic burden to the families which causes mental health problems like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. There is a growing global view of the need to reduce carbon emissions per person over the coming decades and bridge the inequalities between rich and poor countries. The plantation of trees and saplings can reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being. This article discusses the influence of climate change on mental health and measures taken to mitigate the same.
Keywords: Climate Change; Public Health; Temperature
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