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Seasonal variation in admissions of psychiatric patients and its relation to seasonal variation in their births.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  262589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Inpatient admissions to all psychiatric hospital beds in England and Wales in 1970-73 were studied by month of admission for eight diagnostic groups. The admission rates for schizophrenia showed a pronounced seasonal variation, with a maximum in summer. The seasonal pattern for schizophrenia was very similar to the one shown for mania, although somewhat less marked. The admission rates for neurosis and for the large group of 'all other non-psychotic mental illness' showed little evidence of seasonal variation as there was could largely be explained by social factors. In schizophrenic and manic patients, the pattern of seasonal admissions (peak months July and August) is similar to the pattern reported for their births (peak months February and March). This is consistent with the hypothesis of an abnormal seasonal pattern of parental conception as the cause of the abnormal birth pattern.
Authors:
E H Hare; S D Walter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of epidemiology and community health     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0143-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909766     Medline TA:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bipolar Disorder
England
Hospitals, Psychiatric / utilization*
Humans
Patient Admission*
Schizophrenia
Seasons*
Wales
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