Author(s): Licanin I, Fisekovic S, Babi S
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Climate and its impact on human health and mental illness have been in the focus of the research since years in the field. AIM: The aim of the research is to study the admissions rate to the psychiatric clinic in correlation to seasons and climate. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The research was conducted in a Psychiatric clinic of the Clinical Center in Sarajevo. Randomly selected subjects (aged 5-89 years, 1316 males and 1039 females) N=2355, were interviewed by the Structural Clinical Interview (SCID) which generated DSM-IV. In this retrospective-prospective, clinicalepidemiological study subjects were divided into groups according to type of disorders. Correlation between the impact of seasons and the rate of admissions to a Psychiatric clinic was analyzed. Certain data were taken from Federal Hydrometeorological Institute in Sarajevo of the climatic situation for period of the study. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Of the total number of subjects who were admitted to the clinic in the period of 2010/2011 the most common diagnoses were F10-F19, F20-F29, F30-F39, F40-F48, and the suicide attempts as the separate entity. It was found correlation between certain seasons and the effects of the certain weather parameters at an increased admission rate of subjects with the certain diseases.
This article was published in Mater Sociomed
and referenced in Journal of Psychiatry