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Vol. 37, No. 4, 1998
Issue release date: June 1998
Section title: Biological Psychiatry
Original Paper
Neuropsychobiology 1998;37:175–181
(DOI:10.1159/000026499)

Season of Birth in Psychiatry

A Review

Castrogiovanni P. · Iapichino S. · Pacchierotti C. · Pieraccini F.
Department of Psychiatry, University of Siena, Italy

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Abstract of Biological Psychiatry<br>Original Paper

Published online: 6/8/1998
Issue release date: June 1998

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

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Abstract

Numerous studies suggest that seasonal birth may play a pathogenic role in the development of mental disorders. A birth excess of 10% during winter and spring has been shown in schizophrenia. The few studies carried out on affective disorders revealed a significant increase of births in the first quarter of the year in bipolar disorders and major depressive disorder. Subjects with seasonal affective disorder show a peak of births in May. Data on personality, eating and ‘neurotic’ disorders are less consistent. At the moment there are no data in the literature about anxiety disorders.


  

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Number of Print Pages : 7
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 81

  

Publication Details

Neuropsychobiology (International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research in Biological Psychiatry, Pharmacopsychiatry, Biological Psychology/Pharmacopsychology and Pharmacoelectroencephalography)
Founded 1975 by J. Mendlewicz (Brussels)
Official Journal of the International Pharmaco-EEG Society (IPEG)

Vol. 37, No. 4, Year 1998 (Cover Date: Released June 1998)

Journal Editor: J. Mendlewicz, Brussels
ISSN: 0302–282X (print), 1423–0224 (Online)

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Biological Psychiatry<br>Original Paper

Published online: 6/8/1998
Issue release date: June 1998

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 0302-282X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0224 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NPS


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