By On November 29th, 2012

Lunar Cycle and Mental Health: A Persistent Myth

Full Moon

80-percent of nurses and 64-percent of doctors surveyed believe that a patient’s mental health is influenced by the lunar cycle. That, to me, sounds like information from a century ago, but the belief persists to this day. In order to finally overcome this myth, researchers in Canada published a study that finds no link between a full moon and person’s mental health.

A simple analysis of emergency room visits as compared to a lunar calendar revealed no link between the two. Thankfully, this potentially dangerous belief can, hopefully, finally be put to rest.

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