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Titolo:
Season of birth, gender and negative symptoms in schizophrenia
Autore:
Troisi, A; Pasini, A; Spalletta, G;
Indirizzi:
Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Cattedra Psichiatria, Dept Psychiat, I-00161 Rome, Italy Univ Roma Tor Vergata Rome Italy I-00161 t Psychiat, I-00161 Rome, Italy IRCCS Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy IRCCS Santa Lucia Rome ItalyIRCCS Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Titolo Testata:
EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 6, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 342 - 348
SICI:
0924-9338(200109)16:6<342:SOBGAN>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FAMILY HISTORY; RISK-FACTORS; PRENATAL EXPOSURE; BIPOLAR DISORDER; DEFICIT SYNDROME; WINTER-BORN; SUBTYPES; SUMMER; CONFINEMENT; DIFFERENCE;
Keywords:
gender; negative symptoms; schizophrenia; season of birth;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
40
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Troisi, A Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Cattedra Psichiatria, Dept Psychiat, Via GA Guattani 14, I-00161 Rome, Italy Univ Roma Tor Vergata Via GA Guattani 14 Rome Italy I-00161 aly
Citazione:
A. Troisi et al., "Season of birth, gender and negative symptoms in schizophrenia", EUR PSYCHIA, 16(6), 2001, pp. 342-348

Abstract

The aim of this study was to ascertain whether the symptom profile distinguishes between schizophrenic patients born in the winter and early spring and those born in other seasons. The sample consisted of 204 patients with aDSM-III-R diagnosis of schizophrenia who had been hospitalized for acute psychotic decompensation. Symptom ratings were based on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). The use of demographic and anamnestic data asdependent variables did not detect any season-of-birth effect. In contrast, clear gender-specific differences emerged from the comparison focusing onsymptom dimensions and clinical subtype. Female patients born in the winter and early spring had higher scores on the PANSS negative scale and anergia factor whereas male patients born in other seasons had higher scores on the PANSS anergia factor. In addition, we found a gender-specific association between season of birth and clinical subtype. Most paranoid female patients were born in the non-winter months whereas, among men, a slightly higherpercentage of paranoid patients were born in winter months, These results suggest that gender plays a role in modulating the eff ect of the season ofbirth on symptoms of schizophrenia. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

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