How Does The Weather Impact Peoples Mental Health?

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Some studies have shown that the weather can reflect on a persons mood or behaviour.

For example: higher temperatures were associated with an increase in a person’s negative feelings, feelings such as being more irritable, distressed, or jittery.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depressive disorder wherein a person’s major depressive episode is connected to a specific season.

Although some people are completely unaffected by a change in weather/climate, others take it very seriously and have a completely different mindset come with different weather/seasons.

What do you think about this?

source: https://psychcentral.com/blog/can-weather-affect-your-mood/

Comments (13)

  • E Seymour volunteer pic (2).jpg EXPERT: Emma Seymour, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Trainee, Clifford Chance
    23 Apr 2020

    Thank-you for your comment Incomparable Blueberry. You've given some good examples of how the weather can affect different people. Why do you think that is?

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  • global-conversation.png warm_engineer | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    23 Apr 2020

    I Think that what you said earlier is true because people are affected by the weather condition especially cold weather or temperature which makes people have different sickness like pneumonia e.t.c

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  • global-conversation.png nice_duck | Lejonströmsskolan school | Sweden
    24 Apr 2020

    You are right! In Sweden you usually say that you feel worse if it is colder outside and raining for example.

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  • rachelwilliams.JPG EXPERT: Rachel Williams, Lawyer @ Clifford Chance
    25 Apr 2020

    This is an interesting article! You said that some people are affected by changes in weather/climate. Can you think of examples of things that might help those people to not be as affected by changes in the weather/climate?

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  • global-conversation.png protective_lute | Zaitoun Prep Girls School B | Occupied Paletinian Territory
    25 Apr 2020

    yes. here in Palestine . people are affected by the weather .if it is hot sometimes they are angry and tired
    and if it is cold , they are calm

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    25 Apr 2020

    In my opinion, extreme weather does affect people's mental illnesses. I say this because if there were to be a drought and/or heatwave, they would have hallucinations due to the extreme heats and lack of water. A person diagnosed with schizophrenia('s) (a disorder where you see things that are not there) hallucinations would worsen because if the average person would hallucinate, then a schizophrenic person's hallucinations would be twice as worse. Extreme weather would also affect someone with PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder.) as already PTSD is caused by experiencing distressful events. Therefore, a heatwave would worsen their mental illness a heatwave would make the average person distressed, meaning it would be twice as much for them. A storm would affect someone with astraphobia because the thunder and lightning would affect them twice as much it would for an average person. In the event of a flood, the average human body would not be affected or afraid by the water. However, someone with hydrophobic would have a worse reaction than them, because the extreme weather is having an impact on their mental illness. Someone with an anxiety disorder would be impacted by extreme heat because if there were to be a flood, they would be twice as anxious as the average person would. In conclusion, I do think that extreme weather does have an effect and/or impact on your mental disorder.

    Thank you for reading.
    Memorabel_orchard.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 27 Apr 2020

      Mental illness can have lots of causes but I think severe consequences of extreme weather might affect someones well being. If you could find out more about the link (if any), what would you want to ask, and who would you ask it to?

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    26 Apr 2020

    The weather can affect mentality due to loss of property,stress and too much thinking can cause abnormality to a person.

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  • global-conversation.png loving_opinion | Maryknoll Convent School | Hong Kong
    26 Apr 2020

    I agree with you! extreme weathers can cause harm not only physically, but sometimes mentally too. I guess a lot of people have experienced being extra gloomy and sad during colder and darker days, whereas more cheerful at sunny days! It's very amazing.

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  • global-conversation.png awesome_robin | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 Apr 2020

    I agree.people can get mentally ill . If you have been leaving in a cool place and an extreme heat suddenly occur for a few months . you will be feeling a little unwell, it will be like you have been hit with a electricity. That can het you or leaving in a place with normally temperature and suddenly an extreme cold occur, you will feel a pick in the brain and you can get severe cold. what I am trying to say is that a change in the weather can affect the brain. Thank you for reading 💎🌟😘

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    13 May 2020

    Climate change and related disasters cause anxiety-related responses as well as chronic and severe mental health disorders.2 Flooding and prolonged droughts have been associated with elevated levels of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders.3 The trauma and losses from a disaster, such as losing a home or job and being disconnected from neighborhood and community, can contribute to depression and anxiety.

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  • global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
    16 May 2020

    Most in the people of the world are really affected by the extreme weather mentally since they loose their people during the extreme weather.

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