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Title: Exploring the relationship between the prevalence rate of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), climatology and friendly environment
Authors: Mansoori, Sima
Shafee, Elham
Faizi, Mohsen
Mozaffar, Farhang
Khankeh, Hamidreza
Keywords: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);Climatology;Criteria friendly environment
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61B 5/00, A61P 11/04, A61P 15/02, A61P 15/12, A61P 15/14, G06Q 50/02, G06Q 10/06, G06Q 10/04, B29C 64/364, G01Q 30/10
Abstract: The relationship between climatology and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has not been sufficently considered and the gaps have been left unfilled. This article aimed at finding the relationship between climatology and behavior setting in OCD patients. The current study is a descriptive relational study based on a literature review. Eleven databases from four related disciplines were searched, including interdisciplinary, health, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal (Ircmj) and Iranian medical university. Of the 1960 papers identified, 39 met the eligibility criteria and quality for selection from different geographic regions all over the world. Findings indicate different climatic conditions lead to variable OCD prevalence rate. The most frequent OCD patients are related in cold and dry climatic conditions. Also the lowest frequency OCD patients are related in hot and humid weather and climatology. There are clear relationship between climatology and OCD prevalence. And this is in line with the theory of Avicenna. To develop and elaborate the studies based on the friendly environment principle besides including the results of this investigation based on Avicenna theory. Further investigation is recommended to find the direction of relationship between two important factors.
Page(s): 623-634
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(4) [October 2018]

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