Influence of light exposure during early life on the age of onset of bipolar disorder

Bauer, Michael, Glenn, Tasha, Alda, Martin, Andreassen, Ole A., Angelopoulos, Elias, Ardau, Raffaella, Baethge, Christopher, Bauer, Rita, Baune, Bernhard T., Bellivier, Frank, Belmaker, Robert H., Berk, Michael, Bjella, Thomas D., Bossini, Letizia, Bersudsky, Yuly, Wo Cheung, Eric Yat, Conell, Jorn, Del Zompo, Maria, Dodd, Seetal, Etain, Bruno, Fagiolini, Andrea, Frye, Mark A., Fountoulakis, Kostas N., Garneau-Fournier, Jade, Gonzalez-Pinto, Ana, Gottlieb, John F, Harima, Hirohiko, Hassel, Stefanie, Henry, Chantal, Iacovides, Apostolos, Isometsä, Erkki T, Kapczinski, Flavio, Kliwicki, Sebastian, König, Barbara, Krogh, Rikke, Kunz, Mauricio, Lafer, Beny, Larsen, Erik R., Lewitzka, Ute, Lopez-Jaramillo, Carlos, MacQueen, Glenda, Manchia, Mirko, Marsh, Wendy, Martinez-Cengotitabengoa, Monica, Melle, Ingrid, Monteith, Scott, Morken, Gunnar, Munoz, Rodrigo, Nery, Fabiano G., O'Donovan, Claire, Osher, Yamima, Pfennig, Andrea, Quiroz, Danilo, Ramesar, Raj, Rasgon, Natalie, Reif, Andreas, Ritter, Philipp, Rybakowski, Janusz K., Sagduyu, Kemal, Miranda-Scippa, Angela, Severus, Emanuel, Simhandl, Christian, Stein, Dan J., Strejilevich, Sergio, Sulaiman, Ahmad Hatim, Suominen, Kirsi, Tagata, Hiromi, Tatebayashi, Yoshitaka, Torrent, Carla, Vieta, Eduard, Viswanath, Biju, Wanchoo, Mihir J., Zetin, Mark and Whybrow, Peter C. 2015, Influence of light exposure during early life on the age of onset of bipolar disorder, Journal of psychiatric research, vol. 64, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.03.013.

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Title Influence of light exposure during early life on the age of onset of bipolar disorder
Author(s) Bauer, Michael
Glenn, Tasha
Alda, Martin
Andreassen, Ole A.
Angelopoulos, Elias
Ardau, Raffaella
Baethge, Christopher
Bauer, Rita
Baune, Bernhard T.
Bellivier, Frank
Belmaker, Robert H.
Berk, MichaelORCID iD for Berk, Michael
Bjella, Thomas D.
Bossini, Letizia
Bersudsky, Yuly
Wo Cheung, Eric Yat
Conell, Jorn
Del Zompo, Maria
Dodd, SeetalORCID iD for Dodd, Seetal
Etain, Bruno
Fagiolini, Andrea
Frye, Mark A.
Fountoulakis, Kostas N.
Garneau-Fournier, Jade
Gonzalez-Pinto, Ana
Gottlieb, John F
Harima, Hirohiko
Hassel, Stefanie
Henry, Chantal
Iacovides, Apostolos
Isometsä, Erkki T
Kapczinski, Flavio
Kliwicki, Sebastian
König, Barbara
Krogh, Rikke
Kunz, Mauricio
Lafer, Beny
Larsen, Erik R.
Lewitzka, Ute
Lopez-Jaramillo, Carlos
MacQueen, Glenda
Manchia, Mirko
Marsh, Wendy
Martinez-Cengotitabengoa, Monica
Melle, Ingrid
Monteith, Scott
Morken, Gunnar
Munoz, Rodrigo
Nery, Fabiano G.
O'Donovan, Claire
Osher, Yamima
Pfennig, Andrea
Quiroz, Danilo
Ramesar, Raj
Rasgon, Natalie
Reif, Andreas
Ritter, Philipp
Rybakowski, Janusz K.
Sagduyu, Kemal
Miranda-Scippa, Angela
Severus, Emanuel
Simhandl, Christian
Stein, Dan J.
Strejilevich, Sergio
Sulaiman, Ahmad Hatim
Suominen, Kirsi
Tagata, Hiromi
Tatebayashi, Yoshitaka
Torrent, Carla
Vieta, Eduard
Viswanath, Biju
Wanchoo, Mihir J.
Zetin, Mark
Whybrow, Peter C.
Journal name Journal of psychiatric research
Volume number 64
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-05
ISSN 1879-1379
Keyword(s) Age of onset
Bipolar disorder
Hours of daylight
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Summary BACKGROUND: Environmental conditions early in life may imprint the circadian system and influence response to environmental signals later in life. We previously determined that a large springtime increase in solar insolation at the onset location was associated with a younger age of onset of bipolar disorder, especially with a family history of mood disorders. This study investigated whether the hours of daylight at the birth location affected this association. METHODS: Data collected previously at 36 collection sites from 23 countries were available for 3896 patients with bipolar I disorder, born between latitudes of 1.4 N and 70.7 N, and 1.2 S and 41.3 S. Hours of daylight variables for the birth location were added to a base model to assess the relation between the age of onset and solar insolation. RESULTS: More hours of daylight at the birth location during early life was associated with an older age of onset, suggesting reduced vulnerability to the future circadian challenge of the springtime increase in solar insolation at the onset location. Addition of the minimum of the average monthly hours of daylight during the first 3 months of life improved the base model, with a significant positive relationship to age of onset. Coefficients for all other variables remained stable, significant and consistent with the base model. CONCLUSIONS: Light exposure during early life may have important consequences for those who are susceptible to bipolar disorder, especially at latitudes with little natural light in winter. This study indirectly supports the concept that early life exposure to light may affect the long term adaptability to respond to a circadian challenge later in life.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.03.013
Field of Research 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
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