Gunnar Morken, MD

1803 SW 180th Terr

Hollywood

33029

Articles

Seasonal Variation of Violence

April 01, 2001

The author examines how temperature and length of day can affect mood and behavior, both in a general population and a group of inpatients. In both groups, there were two peaks of violent behavior, one in May-June and one in October-November, which correspond with the equinoxes. Is it possible to track violent behavior in various geographical areas depending upon weather and length of day?