Accumulating findings of animal and human studies support that PM causes inflammation in the central nervous system which, in turn, may increase the risk of developing depressed mood, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and other mental health problems.
eople exposed to high levels of air pollution are more likely to experience depression or commit suicide, researchers said on Wednesday after the first systematic review of the association between air quality and mental health.
Climate change and related natural disasters can take a toll on mental health, according to a 2017 report by the American Psychological Association. That can include depression and anxiety. Children may be one of the hardest-hit groups.