The heat is dangerous not only for health – it also affects mood and behavior.
Among the factors contributing to this are poor sleep, dehydration and lower activity due to heat.
Many actually have a sense that he would “grab” when the mercury rises, explains in simple terms, a specialist in clinical psychology, said on “Discovery News.”
Hot and humid weather is associated with an increase of aggression and violence among men, and fall in overall mood.
This is due to other effects of heat – difficult and painful sleep or insufficient sleep, dehydration of the body, limiting the sport, social life and more, and confinement in dark and cool rooms.
They all contribute to poor self-esteem and a sense of anxiety and exhaustion.
Experts say lack of control over the situation, feeling that we as a “barricaded” leads to further irritation.
Psychologists do not recommend to take important decisions – at work, at home or on the road, if we are “crooked” and depressed because of the heat, and to be have patience with others.
Small percentage of people experience summer version of the seasonal malaise, typical of winter, for example. It is characterized by depressive symptoms in otherwise mentally healthy people.
Besides discomfort, these people feel very strong anxiety in the summer, which could escalate even in suicidal thoughts.
For them, the heat and sun are just absolutely unbearable, explains the scientist.