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Hotter temperatures may adversely affect mental health outcomes
11/13/2019

Researchers estimated that every degree Fahrenheit increase in average monthly temperatures correlated with a 0.48% and 0.35% increase in mental health-related emergency department visits and suicide prevalence, respectively. The findings in the Journal of Health Economics also showed that the association between hotter temperatures and adverse mental health outcomes remained even after accounting for socioeconomic status and air conditioning adoption levels.

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