Moon cycle and birth dates in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

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dc.contributor.author Kruger, Christa
dc.contributor.author Van Staden, C.W.
dc.contributor.author Bodemer, W.
dc.contributor.author Van der Linde, Michael J. (Mike)
dc.contributor.author Millard, Sollie M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-12T07:22:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-12T07:22:43Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.description.abstract The seasonality of birth dates of schizophrenic and bipolar patients has been studied extensively. The moon cycle, another rhythmical influence, is unfoundedly believed to affect mental health. This pilot study investigated a possible relationship of the moon cycle with birth dates of schizophrenic and bipolar in-patients. Schizophrenic births peaked 5 days after and on the day of full moon. Bipolar births peaked 3 days after and on the day of full moon. These results suggests a statistical dependency between the moon cycle and birth dates of these patients and possible implications are discussed. Epidemiological verification of this relationship is required. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kruger, C, Van Staden, CW, Bodemer, W, Van der Linde, MJ & Millard, SM 1995, 'Moon cycle and birth dates in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder', Geneeskunde, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 16-18. [www.medpharm.co.za] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1726-426X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/15679
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Medpharm en_US
dc.rights Medpharm en_US
dc.subject Schizophrenia en_US
dc.subject Bipolar disorder en_US
dc.title Moon cycle and birth dates in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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