Staying Hydrated Is Important to Mental Health
Staying hydrated is important to mental health. After a bout with dehydration, I wondered how staying hydrated could affect mental health. After researching the subject, I found that staying hydrated is important to mental health.
Hydration and Mental Health
According to an Australian study, there is a direct correlation between temperatures above 80 degrees and psychiatric hospital admissions (Heat Can Affect Psychiatric Patients). Other studies have found that aggression and the suicide rate increase with the temperature. When the temperature rises, so does our risk of dehydration--which has some psychiatric symptoms (Anxiety Treatment: Drink More Water, Less Caffeine).
Stay Hydrated to Protect Your Mental Health
In this video, I discuss staying hydrated, how dehydration affects mental health, and what to do about it.
Oberg, B. (2016, July 29). Staying Hydrated Is Important to Mental Health, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, April 6 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2016/07/staying-hydrated-is-important-to-mental-health