Climate anxiety is affecting more & more people. Here’s how some doctors are trying to treat it

climate anxiety is affecting more more people heres how some doctors are trying to treat it

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.

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