Seasonality in psychiatry--a review.

  title={Seasonality in psychiatry--a review.},
  author={E Fossey and Colin Michael Shapiro},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={37 5},
This paper reviews the literature pertaining to seasonal patterns in psychiatric illnesses. Evidence on the season of birth phenomenon suggests that a greater risk of pre-, peri-, or post-natal damage is associated with the winter months. There is currently insufficient evidence to pinpoint the exact mechanism involved or to ascertain whether the mechanism is common to each condition. Studies of seasonal patterns of incidence of psychiatric disorders have highlighted the role of seasonally… CONTINUE READING