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Season of birth in mental disorders in Tokyo, Japan, by year of birth, year of admission and age at admission.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7361579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seasonal distribution of births of schizophrenics and manic-depressives born in Tokyo between the years of 1841 and 1940 and first admitted between 1879 and 1973 was examined by year of birth, year of first admission and age at first admission. In both mental disorders, a fall-excess of births could be seen among those born up to the latter part of the 19th century, after which the distribution changed to show a spring-excess. The distributional pattern seemed to depend upon both year of birth and year of admission, rather than on age at first admission.
M Shimura; T Miura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-14     Completed Date:  1980-05-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bipolar Disorder / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Patient Admission
Retrospective Studies
Schizophrenia / epidemiology*

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