Psychiatric illness and season of birth

R. A. Woodruff, S. B. Guze, P. J. Clayton

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The authors collected data from a research clinic to test the hypothesis that patients with schizophrenia and manic depressive illness are born early in the year more frequently than would be expected by chance. No evidence of seasonal variation of birth for patients with any specific diagnosis was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-926
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974


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