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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 236-239

Seasonality and Unipolar Recurrent Mania : Preliminary Findings from A Retrospective Study


1 Assciate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh -160 012, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh -160 012, India
3 Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh -160 012, India
4 Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh -160 012, India
5 Professor and Head; Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh -160 012, India

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A Avashthi
Assciate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh -160 012
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Fifty patients of recurrent mania were studied for seasonality of which 11 patients fulfilled our study criteria for Seasonal Affective Disorder (recurrent mania). The two groups of seasonal and nonseasonal recurrent mania were compared on clinical and socio-demographic variables. Results characterised recurrent seasonal mania with psychotic features and occurrence of episodes mainly in summer and winter instead of autumn and spring.



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