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Climate Change and Mental Health: Where do We Stand?

Suhasini Das, Kangkan Pathak

Keywords : Climate change, Environment, Mental health

Citation Information : Das S, Pathak K. Climate Change and Mental Health: Where do We Stand?. 2020; 23 (1):30-31.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11001-0006

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Climate change is a serious public health crisis of international concern. It has been interconnected to chronic medical conditions also as psychological state and may propel the body's response to existing environmental assaults into overdrive. It is well documented that climate change causes significant stress and distress, anxiety-related responses as well as chronic and severe mental health disorders. The exiting literatures found that acute events have been associated with elevated levels of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs), and high-risk coping behaviors, such as alcohol use and abuse, aggressive behavior, post-traumatic stress, and domestic violence have also been associated with changing climate. The changes in climates have been directly connected to human activities and not merely due to normal patterns of nature. Thus, this article may act as a quick reference for those interested in studying the various physical and psychological aspects of climate change.

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