Social Science


Brain Disorders – Indian and Global Trends

Authors: Sai Venkatesh Balasubramanian, Gomathi Balasubramanian

In light of the information explosion and prominence of search engines in current scenario, the present article investigates and reports on the search trends of five brain disorders, namely meningitis, schizophrenia, epilepsy, autism and coma, using the Google Trends tool. Setting the time duration between the mid-2000’s and the present (July, 2016), the analyses of trends are performed both chronologically and location-wise on global and Indian geographies. Overall, it is interesting to see certain regional patterns in global and Indian trends and forms the impetus for studying correlations and impacts of a lot of factors such as workaholism, HDI, percentage of white and Caucasian races and climatic conditions in Europe and America. Also, as seen from the Indian trends, south Indian states and cities dominate trends of all the analyzed brain disorders, and it is imperative to investigate into the correlations of such disorders with tropical and coastal climates as well as socio-economic and academic performances.

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