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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    
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.
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 
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Created Date:  2009-08-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9111820     Medline TA:  Eur Psychiatry     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Stanley Research Unit, Cluain Mhuire Family Centre, St John of God Adult Psychiatric Services, Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland.
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