Mental health issues on the rise due to global warming say scientists

12 Octubre, 2018, 15:10 | Author: Earnest Bishop
  • Health Problems, Global Warming Linked, Per Study

For this study, researchers examined the mental health records of 2 million randomly selected USA citizens using data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System between 2002 and 2012, comparing the responses to meteorological and climatic data from the same period. This could happen 22 years before the 2040 deadline set before, they add. The researchers found that women and people in the low-income demographic are more apt to develop mental health issues because of climate change, for example. In this new study released to mark World Mental Health Day, scientists anchor how mental health is seriously impacted.

The study analyzed data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a self-reported mental health database of almost 2 million randomly sampled U.S. residents, as well as meteorological data over a 10-year period (from 2002 to 2012).

"Given the vital role that sound mental health plays in personal, social, and economic well-being", Obradovich and his coauthors concluded, "our findings provide added evidence that climatic changes pose substantial risks to human systems".

Between 2002 and 2012, almost 2 million participants were asked this question: "Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?" Further precipitation days also raised mental health problems they noted. Researchers warned that as the earth's temperatures rose, the rain fall also increased due to increased water evaporation. Combining the responses with meteorological data, researchers found that an average maximum temperature greater than 30 degrees Celsius can increase the probability of mental health issues by 1 percent.

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Finally, the team examined mental health reports from people affected by Hurricane Katrina and compared them to reports from people in comparable-sized places that had not been affected by the catastrophic hurricane.

Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain under-diagnosed and untreated.

"Generally what we found was that exposure to hotter temperatures and more precipitation increased the reporting of mental health problems". "There are many other place-specific factors that may moderate the effect". Likewise, natural disasters, such as major hurricanes or flooding incidents, leads to a four percent jump in mental-crisis risk. The group of scientists gathered the data and made large-scale quantification of risks for mental health made by climate change.

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