What is Ecoanxiety?
So what is ecoanxiety? Ecoanxiety: can be defined as a chronic fear of ecological and environmental disaster.
People around the world are becoming more anxious about about the impact of climate change upon the planet and its inhabitants. Internationally, school children are holding school strikes for climate on Fridays driven by their anxiety about climate change.
If a person allows themselves to be overcome by anxieties about climate change, they could become depressed and suffer from what could be described as ecodepression (eco-depression). More research is needed on ecoanxiety and ecodepression.
NB. Ecoanxiety is not a clinically recognised disorder.
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