in the atmosphere for the past several days air pollution The level is rising. Due to this people are getting respiratory diseases. But you will be surprised to know that pollution many ways from mental illnesses are also happening. In the country’s capital Delhi and NCR, due to air pollution, the incidence of mental diseases like depression, anxiety and mental stress is increasing in the last one month.
Several studies have shown that prolonged exposure to PM 2.5 causes damage to the blood-brain barrier. Dr. Jyoti Kapoor, Senior Psychiatrist and Founder of Manasthali says that since last month she is seeing many cases of anxiety and depression. These cases are being seen in those people who go out for work. Dr Jyoti Kapoor told that if anything is causing physical illness, then it is also necessary that it will also affect mental health. The same is true of air pollution.
Neurotransmitters are released in the brain
Many studies have found that pollution has a great impact on mental health. This effect can be both direct and indirect. Neurotransmitters are released in the brain due to problems related to breathing, lack of sleep and not being able to see due to haze in the air. The particles present in pollution enter the body and then into the blood through the breath. Circulation of blood takes place in the whole body. Due to which the nervous system is also affected. Due to poor AQI, anxiety, depression and in some cases even personality disorder can also occur.
effect of pollution on brain function
Senior psychiatrist Dr. Vikas Kumar says that pollution also affects the function of the brain. Young children suffer the most from this. After coming in contact with pollution, they start having problems with cognitive function along with neuro-development, which affects the function of the brain. For the last two weeks, cases of some people have also come to the fore, who are suffering from nervousness and sleeplessness. About 95 percent of these people are going to office.
keep these things in mind
Dr Kapoor says that there is a need to take steps at the individual level as well as government policy to reduce the effects of air pollution. Greenery should be done at home or work place. Exercise should be avoided near the roads. Use public vehicles instead of private vehicles and avoid knowing outside in pollution.
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