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Psychol Rep. 1992 Dec;71(3 Pt 1):779-85.

Crisis calls and lunar cycles: a twenty-year review.

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University of Saskatechewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Abstract

12 studies are reviewed that have examined the relationships among crisis calls to police stations, poison centers, and crisis intervention centers and the synodic lunar cycle. On the basis of the studies considered it is concluded that no good foundation exists for the belief that lunar phase is related to the frequency of crisis calls. In addition, there is no evidence whatsoever for the contention that calls of a more emotional or "out-of-control" nature occur more often at the full moon.

PMID:
1454923
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.1992.71.3.779
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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