n South African Journal of Psychiatry - A cross-sectional study of factors affecting seasonality in bipolar disorder
|Article Title||A cross-sectional study of factors affecting seasonality in bipolar disorder|
|Journal||South African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Affiliations||1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, 2 Sawai Man Singh Medical College, India, 3 Sawai Man Singh Medical College, India, 4 Dr Sampurnanand Medical College, India and 5 BPS Government Medical College for Women, India|
|Publication Date||Jul 2014|
|Pages||58 - 59|
ISI Social Science
Background. Researchers have evinced interest in the effect of seasonal variations on mood and behavioural patterns in affective disorders.
Objective. To study seasonality in bipolar disorder (BD) patients and also the factors affecting this seasonality.
Method. Forty-nine patients with BD in euthymic phase were recruited and analysed using the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire and Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire.
Results. Most of the patients were morning types but chronotype had no influence on seasonality. Age of patient and number of episodes were the most important factors affecting seasonality in BD.
Conclusion. Seasonality and its influencing factors must be considered while managing bipolar disorder.
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