Mood states at 1600 and 4300 meters terrestrial altitude.

  title={Mood states at 1600 and 4300 meters terrestrial altitude.},
  author={B L Shukitt and Louis E. Banderet},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={59 6},
Personal anecdotes suggest that ascent to high altitude can cause mood changes such as depression, apathy, and drowsiness. Observed behaviors at high altitude indicate that people can become more euphoric, irritable, or argumentative. Since there are few systematic and quantitative studies assessing the effects of altitude on mood, this study compared moods measured at two different altitudes and times of day (morning-evening) using a standardized scale. Self-rated moods were determined twice… CONTINUE READING
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