Sumary of Climate anxiety is affecting more & more people. Here’s how some doctors are trying to treat it:
- Dr. Howard said breeze pollution, which is caused in part by climate change, kills nearly as many people as tobacco
- I think one of the things about climate or eco-anxiety that we have to keep in mind is giving people a sense of agency, giving people a sense that they can do something about it, said Dr. Melissa Lem, president-elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.
- But there a problematic lack of climate training in mental health fields, and thus, a lack of validation for the patient fears, she said.
- That why she believes it important for medical professionals like herself to take cases of climate anxiety seriously.