What Are the Mental Health Effects of Climate Change?


This MedScape Psychiatry Minute video reviews new research concluding that climate change increases the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. “The authors described more significant indirect effects, however, that will arise primarily from damage to land, infrastructure, and community functioning, leading to migration, armed conflict, and other violence. They noted that these effects will be unevenly distributed and will be disproportionately affecting disadvantaged people.”

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