Birth dates and admission dates in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Show simple item record Van Staden, C.W. (Werdie) Kruger, Christa Bodemer, W. Van der Linde, Michael J. (Mike) Millard, Sollie M. 2011-01-12T07:38:23Z 2011-01-12T07:38:23Z 1996-09
dc.description.abstract The well established phenomenon of seasonality 0/ birth dates (winter excess) and admission dates (summer excess) of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder was re-examined in a Southern African study 0/ ill-patients. Monthly and seasonal analyses respectively resulted in a May (late autumn and winter) excess of schizophrenic male births and a March (late summer and autumn) excess among schizophrenic females, which revealed a gender difference. Bipolar births peaked in May (autumn). Admission rates peaked in May (late autumn) for schizophrenic patients and in March (early autumn) for bipolar patients. Birth rates peaked one season earlier but admission rates one season later than in previous studies. The apparent coincidence of the birth and admission peaks among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder suggests that these patients are more often admitted around their birthdays. This concurrence remains to be tested. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Van Staden, CW, Kruger, C, Bodemer, W, Van der Linde, MJ & Millard, SM 1996, 'Birth Dates and Admission Dates in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder', Geneeskunde, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 22-29. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1726-426X
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dc.publisher Medpharm en_US
dc.rights Medpharm en_US
dc.subject Schizophrenia en_US
dc.subject Bipolar disorder (BD) en_US
dc.title Birth dates and admission dates in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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