Rising temperatures could mean an increase in mental health crises

Via Rolling Stone: [Extreme Heat Is Messing With Our Mental Health – Rolling Stone]

For some people, extreme heat affects more than their mood.

“Some of my clients have described [experiencing] symptoms similar to seasonal affective disorder, in that they occur always during the hottest parts of summer, and can include increased feelings of depression and isolation, and a lack of motivation, energy, and interest in activities they otherwise enjoy,” says Adam L. Fried, PhD, a clinical psychologist practicing in Phoenix, and the director of the behavioral sciences program at Midwestern University’s Glendale, Arizona campus.

PS: Even the Rolling Stone is reporting on climate!

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They are absolutely right. One of the unintended consequences of Climate change. And this can be even validated by the changes in Human Health vitals/Indicators.

We wrote an essay on something similar: https://www.sumanjha.com/post/why-is-india-still-struggling-to-make-quality-healthcare-universal-to-its-population

And the AI model that we build to create a “Source of Truth” about Mental illness through human health vitals/indicators fit perfectly with changes in Health Vitals due to extreme heat.

Changes/Abnormality in Human Health Vitals/indicators:

Health Vital Normal Range Extreme Heat
Sodium 135-145 mEq/L Low: < 135 mEq/L
Potassium 3.5-5 mEq/L Low: < 3.5 mEq/L
Vitamin B-12 200-900 pg/mL Low: < 200 pg/mL
BSR 0-15 mm/hr High: > 20 mm/hr
Thyroid Total (T3) 0.8-2.2 ng/dL Low: < 0.8 ng/dL
Calcium 8.6-10.2 mg/dL Low: < 8.6 mg/dL
Blood Pressure 120/80 mmHg High: > 140/90 mmHg
Heart Rate 60-100 bpm High: > 100 bpm
Total Bilirubin 0.1-1.2 mg/dL High: > 1.2 mg/dL

And abnormality of these health vitals affects human Mental health such as Confusion, Depression, Agitation, Irritability etc

Thanks for @Mari - this validated the intelligence of our AI model!