Seasonality of admissions for mania in a psychiatric hospital of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

@article{Volpe2006SeasonalityOA,
  title={Seasonality of admissions for mania in a psychiatric hospital of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.},
  author={Fernando Madalena Volpe and Jos{\'e} Alberto Del Porto},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={94 1-3},
  pages={243-8}
}
BACKGROUND Seasonality of mania has been previously reported in several world regions. A spring and/or summer peak has been the most frequent finding, correlating to climatic variables, especially luminosity. There are, however, no South American studies on this association. METHODS The charts of 269 manic patients admitted from 1996 to 2000 in a psychiatric hospital at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, were reviewed. Seasonality was assessed with Cosinor Analysis. Correlations of the rate of… CONTINUE READING