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Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide triggering mental illness

An increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide has impacted hormones, metabolism, and overall emotional balance and therefore mental health conditions like stress, depression and anxiety are very common in today’s time, Prof. Ranjana Aggarwal, Director, CSIR-NIScPR said.

Speaking at the CSIR-NIScPR and IWSA organised Half Day Camp on “Mental Health and Wellbeing” in Delhi, she added that it is the need of the hour to address the mental health of ourselves, family, and friends.

Prof. Aggarwal said, “We usually discuss our physical health, but social stigma stops us from talking about mental health. But ignoring mental health can impact our physical health adversely.”

Talking about human evolution, emotions and its relationship with environmental changes, she added, “During almost last two centuries, we have witnessed the gradual increase of carbon dioxide concentration on Mother Earth”

Dr Rina Sharma, Chief Scientist at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory and President of IWSA stressed the need of spreading awareness towards mental health.

Dr Amit Madan, Research Officer, Central Ayurveda Research Institute said that a balanced lifestyle and mental health.

He explained the natural connection between physical and mental well-being.

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