Psychologists warned parents and guardians about being climate change alarmists, noting an increasing number of children who are being treated for “eco-anxiety.”
Researchers at the University of Bath and members of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) in the United Kingdom say children are commonly being subjected to a barrage of concerns about the future of the planet and “environmental doom.” Psychologists speaking with The Telegraph this week said a rising number of kids and young adults are being treated with psychiatric drugs in order to reduce the emotional stress and exhaustion caused by “eco-anxiety,” or, a fervent fear that humans will go extinct as a result of their own pollution and damage to the environment.
But CPA members said they don’t want the rising “eco-anxiety” social phenomenon in children to be classified as a mental illness because it is a “rational” fear, unlike the causes behind most standard anxiety issues.
Caroline Hickman, a University of Bath teaching fellow and CPA executive, told The Telegraph Sunday, “The symptoms are the same [as clinical anxiety], the feelings are the same, but the cause is different. The fear is of environmental doom—that we’re all going to die.”…
It seems emotional suffering is either due to internal chemical imbalances or external stressors depending on the requirements of the ideology of the day. And our medical authorities toggle between these settings without batting an eye, provided that the “solution” is part of their job description. Is this institutional illness or what?