TITLE

Influence of climate on the prevalence of mania

AUTHOR(S)
Carney, P.A.; Fitzgerald, C.T.; Monaghan, C.E.
PUB. DATE
June 1988
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jun88, Vol. 152, p820
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Monthly rates of admission of manic patients to the Department of Psychiatry in Galway Regional Hospital were examined for a five-year period. Monthly variation in admission rates was compared with monthly levels of sunshine, temperature and daylength. Results indicated a significant seasonal variation in the prevalence of mania: admission rates were higher in the sunnier months and in months with a greater average daylength. It is suggested that the presentation of mania in this fashion is due to an abnormal response to light in these patients.
ACCESSION #
24830949

 

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