The association of lunar phases and mental illness: fact or myth?
AbstractSince ancient times, human has been fascinated by thechanging lunar phases – a monthly cycle that takes 29.53days to complete. Many cultures in the world holdthe beliefs that the changing lunar phases affect humanbehaviour; in particular, full moon has been associated withmadness. The word “lunatic” (previously used to mean mentallyill) came from Latin lunaticus which in turn was derived fromluna meaning moon. (copied from article)
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