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Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 53–65 | Cite as

Season of birth in infantile autism

  • M. Mary Konstantareas
  • Peter Hauser
  • Carolyn Lennox
  • Soula Homatidis
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Abstract

Existing evidence suggests an excess of winter births in schizophrenia and inconsistent results for other psychiatric conditions. The present study examined seasonal effects of birth among autistic individuals. Results revealed an excess of spring and carly summer births and an underrepresentation of winter and fall births. However, this pattern was obtained only for the male, nonverbal, and lower-functioning autistic subgroup.

Keywords

Schizophrenia Social Psychology Inconsistent Result Psychiatric Condition Seasonal Effect 
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© Human Sciences Press 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mary Konstantareas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Hauser
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carolyn Lennox
    • 1
    • 2
  • Soula Homatidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Child and Family Studies CentreClarke Institute of PsychiatryToronto
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto and Geneva Centre for AutismTorontoCanada

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