Research has shown that there is a clear connection between chronic despair and prolonged starvation. As acceptable food for human consumption will likely be in short supply in the coming zombie pandemic, this will be another contributing factor to widespread mental health issues that could result in the untimely deaths of many otherwise healthy survivors.
In 1966 the New England Journal of Medicine published reports about this linked relationship between starvation and brain damage:
“During the early stages of hunger, irritability and emotional lability are the rule, but later profound and continuing apathy occurs. In the most advanced stages of starvation, defects of memory, confusion, hallucinations, delusions, and intellectual deficits become evident.”
In addition to having a zombie emergency kit filled with essential gear, maintaining a positive attitude in a catastrophic undead outbreak is just as vital to your survival. Depression and despair already cause negative side effects in tens of millions of people worldwide.
In a zombie pandemic, these same mental obstacles may be the difference between life and death.