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Eco-anxiety: How does the human mind deal with existential threats? - BBC Science Focus Magazine

Eco-anxiety: How does the human mind deal with existential threats? - BBC Science Focus Magazine

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Existential Angst And Our Future

  • We are increasingly faced with global issues related to politics, climate change, war, and other existential threats.
  • The normal tendency is to worry endlessly and repeatedly think about things that have happened, which can lead to depression.
  • The troubling fact is that if...

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines Eco-Anxiety as a mental health issue due to climate change. This and other existential threats are processed in the anterior cingulate cortex(ACC), a region of our brain that is also responsible for our behavi...

  • Restrict our news consumption.
  • Spend more time with nature
  • Read a diverse range of material.
  • Spend time with friends and loved ones.
  • Be aware of the effects of constant worry on your health.
  • Eat healthily.
  • Sleep well.
  • Get adequa...

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