Mental Health Changes due to Extreme Climate Change


It seems to me, people smile less for the consequences of the last pandemic and people have growing uncertainty most of the time. Many chaotic events are spiking from everywhere. I started to study on the influence of the extreme climate to humanity’s health. The results of the observation are summaried as follows. Please note that this post is not to promote worry, but to send a message to the world. My message is ” please be kind and cooperative to each other since we are under the same sky sharing the sole planet which is under suffering the extreme natural phenomenon that no one can fix it.”

The climate or weather-related natural disasters are increased, so do the effects of climate change, anxiety related to uncertainty about surviving of humans and other species and, finally, sense of being blocked, disorientation, and passivity, too increased.

Vulnerable people are more at risk and fragile. Farmers all over the world are more vulnerable to environment-induced mental health risks.

Long-term outcomes will come in the form of large-scale social and community effects outbreaking into forms of violence, struggle over limited resources, displacement and forced migration, post-disaster adjustment, and chronic environmental stress.

The regulation and adjustment of emotion is disrupted by depression, demoralization, fatalism, passively resigning to fate, especially in women and adolescents or people with lower socioeconomic status, showing feelings of distress and helplessness.

Many extreme weather events and famine lead to displacement of entire communities and forced migration, within and outside national borders, with onset on conflicts over natural resources.

Climate stress symptoms:

Stress

Distress symptoms

Clinical disorders

Anxiety

Sleep disturbances

Depression

Uncertainty

Powerlessness

Serious mental health

Stress consequences

Suicidals

Post disaster traumatic stress due to

-life disruption

-loss of life

-living on resources of social support and network allocation

Influences of extreme temperature gap phenomenon:

Increased in frequency and intensity

Mood disorders, anxiety, and consequences

A lower average birth weight

Increase of preterm birth

Reduced IQ

Heat-related illnesses

Contaminated foods and water borne diseases

Increase feelings of hostility Aggressive thoughts and actions

A decrease on economic growth

A long-term economic disadvantage

A political instability and conflicts

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