Modeling the spatial distribution of mood disorders in Isfahan Province, Iran

Document Type: Original Article


university of Isfahan


Backgrand and aim: the physical and the social environments are effective on personality traits. What is in the frame-work of medical geography, is physical environment that can has positive effect on the human psyche it can also has sometimes negative effects as well,that investigating of this effect is in the field of medical geographers.
Methods: The present study is descriptive analytical research that discusses the modeling of the vulnerability of mood disorders (depression, bipolar) by using meta-ranking PROMETHEE II and using of ARC GIS software to study climatic parameters on the spatial distribution of these disorders.
Results: mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) in all the province had a direct correlation with each other. Isfahan, Lenjan, Shahin Shahr are very high-risk cities and Nain and Semirom are low risk cities. These disorders have a direct correlation with temperature, precipitation and humidity. There was no significant correlation between sunshine hours and incidence of mood disorders in Isfahan province.
Conclusion: climatic parameters can be one of those factors that are effective in incidence and increasing of mood disorders (depression, bipolar) This issue confirm the require to more study and research in this field.


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