Birth seasonality in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and stillbirths.

@article{Torrey1996BirthSI,
  title={Birth seasonality in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and stillbirths.},
  author={E. Fuller Torrey and Robert R. Rawlings and Jeffrey Ennis and Debora D. Merrill and Daniel Flores},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={141-9}
}
BACKGROUND More than 40 studies have been done on seasonal birth patterns for schizophrenia, but only two small studies have been done for DSM-III-R bipolar disorder and none for schizoaffective disorder. Two studies have also reported a significant relationship between schizophrenia births and stillbirths. METHODS In the largest study to date, birth data from four states was obtained on 126,987 state psychiatric hospitals inpatients divided into 'process' schizophrenia (disorganized… CONTINUE READING

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