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It's the same as people thinking a full moon is linked to spikes in crime.
Results: Of 91 patients with violent and acute behavioural disturbance, 21 (23%) presented during the full moon — double the number for other lunar phases (P = 0.002). Sixty (66%) had either alcohol intoxication or psychostimulant toxicity, and five attacked staff (biting , spitting , kicking  and scratching ). In contrast, 512 hospital security calls for patients with less severe behaviour were evenly distributed throughout the lunar cycle. Conclusion: Violent and acute behavioural disturbance manifested more commonly during the full moon.
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
It's not really the thread for it, but a single study won't help, especially if when using a single data point (like 1 hospital)
If you conduct a meta analysis on the subject, you'll find there is no corelation.
But like I said, not really the topic of this thread, I just used it as an example to make my point.
Our study supports the premise that only individuals with violent and acute behavioural disturbance are affected by the phases of the moon. These individuals, with the enlightened need to use alcohol and psychostimulants to manifest their delirium, are far more likely to do so in the light of the full moon. Is it just much more fun to indulge in drugs and alcohol under a full moon? Or is their behavioural disturbance directly influenced by the moon?