But no. The story actually refers to a boy in Australia who is afraid of his ecological footprint.
Dr Joshua Wolf and Dr Robert Salo, of the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, treated a 17-year-old patient who believed that "due to climate change, his own water consumption could lead within days to the deaths of millions of people."Hey, well, maybe we have this disorder too, since we aren't really expecting climate change to come off the agenda anytime soon, and we're pretty freaked out about that.
The patient, who had a history of mental illness, was admitted to hospital because he had attempted to stop drinking.
He also regularly checked taps in his home for leaks "to prevent catastrophe".
The report, published in the Royal Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, said the case was the first of its kind, directly linking anxiety over climate change to psychosis. Dr Robert Salo said he expected more patients to suffer from the disorder as long as the issue remained on the agenda.
Call us crazy.