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Seasonally of births in affective disorder in an Irish population.
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PMID:  19706265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Seasonal variation in the births of patients with schizophrenia is a consistently replicated epidemiological finding. Few studies have investigated this phenomenon among patients with a diagnosis of affective disorder. The majority of season of birth studies have employed the chi square test for statistical analysis, a method that has been subject to some criticism. Using a Kolgomorov-Smirnov type statistic, the quarterly birth distribution of 6,646 patients with an ICD 9/10 diagnosis of affective disorder were compared to the general population. Only the births of those individuals with unipolar forms of affective disorder (n = 4,393) differed significantly from the general population, with significant excesses and deficits in the second quarter and fourth quarter respectively. These results were not altered by application of the displacement test.
Authors:
M Clarke; F Keogh; P Murphy; M Morris; C Larkin; D Walsh; E O'Callaghan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0924-9338     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111820     Medline TA:  Eur Psychiatry     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Stanley Research Unit, Cluain Mhuire Family Centre, St John of God Adult Psychiatric Services, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland.
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