Seasonal variation in suicides and in admissions to hospital for mania and depression.

@article{Morken2002SeasonalVI,
  title={Seasonal variation in suicides and in admissions to hospital for mania and depression.},
  author={Gunnar Morken and Solfrid E. Lilleeng and Olav Morten Linaker},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={69 1-3},
  pages={39-45}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of seasons on mood disorders is controversial. OBJECTIVE To examine monthly variations in admissions for mania and depressions including variations with sex and age and correlations with frequencies of suicides. METHODS All admissions for mania or depression (N=4341) in a population of 1,800,000 with 35,285 admissions in the years 1992-1996 were analysed. All 14,503 suicides in Norway the years 1969-1996 were also analysed. RESULTS Admissions for depression had a… CONTINUE READING

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