When I first heard that your mood can be determined by the season you were born, I realised it was something I had never thought about and started thinking of similarities I have noticed on different people who were born in the same season.
Immediately I connected this fact with astrology and the similarities people of the same zodiac have.
Then it is sensible to take into consideration the weather conditions during the pregnancy that may have played a role to the expectant mother’s physical and mental health. For example, if a woman gives birth at the end of May (that’s when I was born!), this means her pregnancy included the whole autumn and winter and maybe the lack of Sun had an impact on her mood.
A research published in 2012 studied the seasonal distribution of psychiatric births in England and the relation between the season of birth and three psychiatric diseases, schizophrenia (SC), bipolar affective disorder (BAD) and recurrent depression disorder (RDD).
The results showed an increased risk for schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder in January , while recurrent depressive disorder had a peak in May.
Another research conducted by scientists in Budapest claimed that people born at specific times of the year can lead to mood disorders as the seasons have an influence on certain monoamine neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, which control mood.
According to this research, people born in Summer are more prone to happy and sad mood swings and also those born in Spring and Summer tend to be more hyperthymic.
The same study also revealed that people born in Autumn were less likely to be depressive in comparison to those born in Winter.
Let’s see how the month of your birth can affect your life:
JANUARY: People born this month are statistically more likely to have Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s Disease and epilepsy.
FEBRUARY: These babies are likely to grow up to be artists.
MARCH: People born this month are more likely to get asthma.
APRIL: Babies born this month are most likely to become alcoholics.
MAY: People born this month are susceptible to diabetes and glaucoma.
JUNE: June has the highest number of Nobel Prize winners and CEO’s.
JULY: Babies born this month have a more optimistic outlook than those born in colder months.
AUGUST: August babies are more likely to struggle in school.
SEPTEMBER: The highest school achievers tend to be born in September because they’re the oldest in their classes.
OCTOBER: People born in October live the longest.
NOVEMBER: More serial killers are born this month than any other.
DECEMBER: People born in this month are most likely to have asthma or allergies.
Do you believe your birthday has affected your mood?