Prenatal And Early Postnatal Periods

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Season of Birth (SOB) is influenced during prenatal and early postnatal periods and is thought to affect the brain resulting in various personality traits (Kazanteva et al., 2014). SOB may also affect a person psychologically or physiologically, such as with sleep patterns and handedness (Dome et al., 2010). Many of the research done on SOB define season base on the northern hemisphere as spring (March to May), summer (June to August), autumn (September to November) and winter (December to February) (Merriam-Webster, 2015).
Some scientists postulate that SOB is also influenced by environmental factors, such amount of sunlight exposed to the individual. Which SOB has been seen in some people with disorders, such as
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Both the patients who had schizophrenia and the patients, who did not, were divided into subgroups base on their age, gender and income status.
There were a total of 631,911 individuals, 306,194 were male, and 325,717 were female. 5,047 of the individuals had schizophrenia, 2,796 were male and 2,251 were female. All of the participants aged from 21 to 60 years old. The age was divided into 10-years periods, from 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, and 1980-1989. Then the subgroups was divided into gender, and further into income status. The income status was divided into low (USD 0-1007), medium (USD 1007-20,000), and high (USD >20,000).
The result showed a high in February and a low from June and July. However, overall there were not any patterns that could be observed. There was a significant different was only in female participants (P<0.00001). There was also a significant different in female and male participants who had schizophrenia. Months of May, August, and November was high in male who had schizophrenia and deficit in December. However, there was a different research that also focuses on SOB and schizophrenia.
The experiment was done in Puerto Rico, with the temperatures ranging from low of 65°F to high of 78°F (Carrion-Baralt et al., 2006). Some researchers thought that SOB was influence by temperature. Carrion-Baralt and his team decide
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