Explain the problems associated with climatic changes in terms of mental health. If you believe there is no correlation between psychological problems and these changes, explain your position. Remember to provide citations and references.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:00 am ad1c9bdddf
Many psychological problems are associated with climatic changes, including anxiety, depression, persistent grief, child behavioral and developmental problems and academic decline (Psychologists for Social Responsibility, n.d.). Severe storms, droughts, and polluted air are some of the outcomes linked to climate change. The U.S. Department of Defense links climate change to crop failure, water shortages, and disease outbreaks (Coyle & Van Susteren, 2012). If one's house and/or community are destroyed in a storm, or one's livelihood is impacted by drought conditions mental health will suffer, often for an extended period of time.
Rhodes et al. (2010) determined that the prevalence of serious mental illness doubled among survivors who were low-income parents in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In addition, "nearly ...
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