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The effect of climate change on depression in urban areas of western Iran

Authors
  • Abbasi, Hamed1
  • 1 Lorestan University, Khorramabad, 6815144316, Iran , Khorramabad (Iran)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Research Notes
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Apr 23, 2021
Volume
14
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05565-0
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

ObjectiveHuman is accustomed to climatic conditions of the environment where they are born and live throughout their lifetime. The aim of this study is to examine mood swings and depression caused by sudden climate changes that have not yet given the humans a chance to adapt.ResultsOur results showed that depression could be affected by climate change and as a result, the behavior of climatic elements and trends has damaged mental health in the western regions of Iran. By investigating the trends and changes of climatic time series and their relationship with the rate of depression in urban areas of western Iran, it can be said that climate change is probably a mental health challenge for urban populations. Climate change is an important and worrying issue that makes the life difficult. Rapid climate changes in western Iran including rising air temperature, changes in precipitation, its regime, changes cloudiness and the amount of sunlight have a negative effects on health. The results showed that type of increasing or decreasing trend, as well as different climatic elements in various seasons did not have the same effect on the rate of depression in the studied areas.

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