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Humanidades Médicas

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VIDAL COBO, José Manuel; VIDAL MOJENA, Manuel Alejandro  y  VILLANUEVA SALINAS, Meiby Luisa. Repercussion of climate change on psychological health. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.1, pp.259-273.  Epub 25-Abr-2021. ISSN 1727-8120.


the environment, which fosters the emergence and conservation of the human species, is threatened by factors of diverse nature, but with greater weight those of an anthropogenic type. Paradoxically, the human being with his economic-social activity constitutes a threat to the healthy conservation of the environment and the human being's own health. Objective: to describe the impact of climate change on the psychological health of people. Methods: an exploratory bibliographic review was carried out in the period from July to August 2020. For this, 32 bibliographies from the Scielo, Pudmed and Medline databases were reviewed, available in the Virtual Health Library and on the website of the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization, a synthesis and analysis of the most relevant data was made, also exposing the author's criteria according to his work experience in natural disasters. Results: it was obtained that climate change generates events that directly or indirectly affect human health, the fundamental cause of this problem was identified as human activity that causes pollution of the environment, generating natural disasters, heat waves, prolonged droughts, rains, floods and migrations as an associated phenomenon; causing anxiety, depression, stress and other psychological damage. Conclusions: it is concluded that climate change affects human psychological health and therefore immediate measures are needed to mitigate it.

Palabras clave : environment; climate change; psychological health.

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