Last year Australian doctors wrote up a case of a 17-year-old Melbourne boy who was convinced if he took a drink, people would die.
[The doctors call it] the first known instance of “climate change delusion” …
The psychiatrist who runs the inpatient unit where the boy was treated, Robert Salo, has now seen several more patients with psychosis or anxiety disorders focused on climate change, as well as children who are having nightmares about global-warming related natural disasters.
It would be surprising if global warming — or “climate change,” if you will — had no effect on people’s psyches.
After Hurricane Katrina, problems like severe mental illness rose, including depression, PTSD, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and a variety of phobias. These rates went from 6.1 percent to 11.3 percent, among those who lived in affected regions, a 2006 study by the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group said.
The rates of mild-to-moderate mental illness also double, going from 9.7 percent to 19.9 percent.
Denial, and Gore derangement syndrome, may be other symptoms.
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