Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to public health in modern times, and the mental health effects are no less concerning.
This article summarizes literature on post-disaster mental health and describes the public health crisis in Puerto Rico. Special attention is given to highlight higher suicide rates and PTSD that develop in post-disaster areas.
American psychiatry is on the cusp of recognizing and tackling both physician burnout and climate change.
The effects of climate change are severe and global, affecting world economies, triggering migrations and wars, and having profound effects on mental and physical health.
Have you heard of Psychiatrists for Environmental Action and Knowledge (PEAK)? There are ways for us to help treat climate instability and global overheating!
You are invited to spend the next few minutes listening to what Dr Steven Moffic has to say about how the environment may be affecting your patients and what impact ecologically-related syndromes might have on psychiatry.
What are the psychological aspects of “going green”? How should we address what some call climate instability and global heating?
I don’t know how many psychiatrists paid much attention to the climate-change conference in Copenhagen last month, but I came away convinced they need our help. Here’s why.