Scientists: climate change is increasing the number of mental illness

Diseases of the nervous system and mental diseases have long been placed in a special group of pathologies that require specific treatment and diagnosis. On the mental condition of the person is influenced by many factors: the intensity of work, relationships within the family, the weather. It turns out that abrupt changes in climate increase the number of manifestations of mental illness. With this information were made by scientists of the Sydney Institute for climate, which assured the public: weather and climate can affect the state of the human psyche.

The climate of Australia and without hardly be called simple and comfortable: permanent drought, fires, cyclones, floods. All of this is quite familiar to the inhabitants of this continent. However, the current conditions complicate an already extreme position. Thus, climate change impacts on physical and mental health.

The change in radiation from the sun caused severe drought. This factor influenced the state of agriculture in Australia, which led to the period of economic instability. Scientists say that in this period increased by 8% the number of suicides among rural residents.

Jan Hickey, Director of the Institute of mind and brain, reports that the impact of environmental and climatic factor for a long time been underestimated by the community of scientists. Climate change and extreme natural disasters can rightly be called one of the main factors affecting the mental state of people.

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