Effects of season and climate on the first manic episode of bipolar affective disorder in Korea.

@article{Lee2002EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of season and climate on the first manic episode of bipolar affective disorder in Korea.},
  author={Heon-Jeong Lee and Leen Kim and S. I. Joe and Kwang-Yoon Suh},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2002},
  volume={113 1-2},
  pages={151-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine if a seasonal pattern existed for the first manic episodes in Korea. The first manic episodes out of 152 bipolar disorder patients were investigated, in subjects who were admitted in two hospitals in Seoul between 1996 and 1999. Correlations between the monthly climate variables and the first monthly manic episodes indicated that the first manic episodes peaked in 25 cases during March. The mean monthly hours of sunshine and sunlight radiation… CONTINUE READING
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