Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: The effect of daylight saving

  title={Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an increase in suicide: The effect of daylight saving},
  author={M. Berk and S. Dodd and K. Hallam and L. Berk and John Gleeson and M. Henry},
  journal={Sleep and Biological Rhythms},
  • M. Berk, S. Dodd, +3 authors M. Henry
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Sleep and Biological Rhythms
  • Large disruptions of chronobiological rhythms are documented as destabilizing individuals with bipolar disorder; however, the impact of small phase altering events is unclear. Australian suicide data from 1971 to 2001 were assessed to determine the impact on the number of suicides of a 1-h time shift due to daylight saving. The results confirm that male suicide rates rise in the weeks following the commencement of daylight saving, compared to the weeks following the return to eastern standard… CONTINUE READING
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