Psychiatrists warn of more diseases
Floods and forest fires, particulate matter and heat: It is obvious that climate change can cause physical damage. But psychiatry is also expecting growing numbers of patients for this reason.
In the context of climate change, more people than before may be affected by psychological stress and illness. Experts warned on Wednesday in Berlin about the growing public need for psychiatric care in the context of climate and environmental changes. “Climate change threatens mental health.
The health system is not ready for it,” wrote a group of experts from the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neuroscience (DGPPN) in the Berlin Declaration. In their presentation on Wednesday, they called on politicians to act.