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The and Mental Health Impacts and psychological impacts of climate change The conceivable impacts of global climate change on human mental health and well-being have received considerable attention. Not much consideration to date has been focused upon the probable psychological and social repercussions of global climate change and to issues that facilitate and regulate those impacts. However, a thought-provoking study designated “The psychological impacts of global climate change”, by Thomas Doherty and Susan Clayton, describes three classes of psychological impacts: 1. Direct e.g., acute or traumatic effects of extreme weather events and a changed environment; 2. Indirect e.g., threats to emotional well-being based on observation of impacts and concern or uncertainty about future risks; and 3. Psychosocial e.g., chronic social and community effects of heat, drought, migrations, and climate-related conflicts, and post disaster adjustment. Additionally, because extreme weather events and disasters will be more severe and more frequent, countries such as the U. S. will see a rise in illnesses like depressive and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, suicide and violence. Several studies have shown and projected effects and implications and potentially could be are indicative of what humans can expect in a warmer world due to climate change. Human mental health in can be affected in four separate categories, consisting of: heat, water, food, and air. HEAT: Higher temperatures are associated with increased rates of assault, rape, robbery, burglary, and larceny but not murder, and this might be the result of more people being outside interacting in the community when the temperatures are higher. Murder tends t... ... middle of paper ... ...n fact venture through a traumatic and troubling conflict of the heart and soul. Ecopsychologists who have already tackled these projections and scenarios making them psychologically prepared for similar incidents will be profoundly desired to help others manage. Individuals suffering from emotional upset, severe distress and post-traumatic-stress conditions may be extensive, as well as suffering of all kinds mental, physical, and metaphysical. Ecopsychologists have an indispensable part to play in assisting persons and to a larger extent communities to recognize and cope with the realities of the present century. They will be essential healers and leaders during the course of the changes, presenting the way towards a practical, worthwhile, meaningful, poignant alternative to the crumbling and isolation that the course of the current global society has created.

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