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Titre du document / Document title

Geomagnetic storms : association with incidence of depression as measured by hospital admission

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

KAY R. W. ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

Westbank clin., Falkirk, ROYAUME-UNI

Résumé / Abstract

The hypothesis that geomagnetic storms may partly account for the seasonal variation in the incidence of depression, by acting as a precipitant of depressive illness in susceptible individuals, is supported by a statistically significant 36.2% increase in male hospital admissions with a diagnosis of depressed phase, manic-depressive illness in the second week following such storms compared with geomagnetically quiet control periods. There is a smaller but not statistically significant increase in female psychotic depression and non-psychotic depression admissions following storms. There was no correlation between geomagnetic storm levels and number of male admissions with psychotic depression, which is consistent with a threshold event affecting predisposed individuals

Revue / Journal Title

British journal of psychiatry    ISSN  0007-1250   CODEN BJPYAJ 

Source / Source

1994, vol. 164, noMAR, pp. 403-409 (1 p. 3/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Maney, Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI  (1963) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Depression

;

Seasonal variation

;

Mood disorder

;

Hospital admission

;

Magnetic storm

;

Incidence

;

Epidemiology

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Human

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Etat dépressif

;

Variation saisonnière

;

Trouble humeur

;

Admission hôpital

;

Orage magnétique

;

Incidence

;

Epidémiologie

;

Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Estado depresivo

;

Variación estacional

;

Trastorno humor

;

Admisión hospital

;

Tormenta magnética

;

Incidencia

;

Epidemiología

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3999, 35400002545961.0180

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