|Don's Home Recreation Hiking and Camping Nature Deficit Disorder|
In Andrew Weil's Daily Beast article about his new book, Spontaneous Happiness he says,
"The term "nature-deficit disorder" has recently entered the popular vocabulary, though it has not yet made it into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or been accepted by the medical community. It was coined by the author Richard Louv to explain a wide range of behavior problems in children who spend less time outdoors but now is invoked as the root cause of an even wider range of both physical and emotional ailments in people of all ages who are disconnected from nature."
Weil goes on,
"Human beings evolved to thrive in natural environments and in bonded social groups."