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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Psycho-social characteristics of mental disorder patients in Thiruvananthapuram District: A geo medical study


Author(s): V Saravanabavan, Keerthi SP, Anupama A and C Vinothini

Abstract: Health is a multi-dimensional process involving the wellbeing of the whole person in the context of the environment. Mental health is the level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness Medical geography is a comparative study of the incidence of diseases and the distribution of physiological traits in people belonging to different communities throughout the world. The present study is to analyse and evaluate the mental health of patients in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala and nature of the disorder. The study also helps to understand psycho- social characteristics of age and sex wise distribution of patients in Thiruvananthapuram. This offers a wider scope to find out the environmental conditions to both disease and in addition it helps to provide most appropriate description for its present standard of efficiency and remedies. The main objective of the study is to analyse nature of the disorder in age and gender variation. The primary survey conducted was based on the method of stratified random sampling and a total 120 sample were collected. Z-score analysis data were used for SPSS Package. It includes mapping of the disease using the GIS software of Arc GIS. In the study we were able to find out that the Thiruvananthapuram taluk of the Thiruvananthapuram district have more mental disordered patients compared to other. Educational qualification and age group are not barriers for the mental disorder. Increased level of stress and tension in urban area also accelerate the number of disorder cases. Large amount of substance abuse also an important cause to the increasing number of mental disorder.

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How to cite this article:
V Saravanabavan, Keerthi SP, Anupama A, C Vinothini. Psycho-social characteristics of mental disorder patients in Thiruvananthapuram District: A geo medical study. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2019;1(2):08-16.
International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment