Medico-geoinformaton system for suicide prevention among adolescents

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Sergey Z. Savin

Pacific National University,
Tihookeanskaya str., 136, 680035, Khabarovsk, Russia;

Nicolay E. Kosykh

Pacific National University,
Tihookeanskaya str., 136, 680035, Khabarovsk, Russia;


The development of adequate measures to combat the spread of socially significant diseases requires the use of modern tools available to demographers and epidemiologists for entering, analyzing and visualizing data on the spread of population movement processes in space. A medical and demographic geoinformation system has been created to study the dynamics of suicidal behavior in the Amur region of the Russian Far East. The main factors involved in the psychopathogenesis of suicidal behavior are considered. The research was conducted using various ecological and mathematical methods to assess the quality of life of the human population in extreme the conditions of the Far Amur region of the East of Russia, taking into account various factors of interaction between the individual, society and the environment. The features of the spread of suicidal attempts in the Amur region are revealed. The set of the main causes and factors of low intensity characterizing the current suicidal situation in the Amur region of the Russian Far East is studied on the example of the Khabarovsk city. The medical-demographic and socio-psychological problems of suicidal behavior caused by depressive disorders are analyzed from the standpoint of the geoinformation modeling method. Original methodological approaches to the use of information models for medical-demographic and socio-economic studies of depressive spectrum disorders and the prevention of adolescents suicidal behavior are proposed.


medico-ecological geoinformaton system (MEGIS), cartography, suicidal behavior, depressive disorders (DD), adolescents, the Far East, Russia.


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For citation: Savin S.Z., Kosykh N.E. Medico-geoinformaton system for suicide prevention among adolescents InterCarto. InterGIS. GI support of sustainable development of territories: Proceedings of the International conference. Moscow: MSU, Faculty of Geography, 2021. V. 27. Part 4. P. 218–231. DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2021-4-27-218-231