12 (SQlMbMroRiQistcf'Mail, (kiie^rfljn Monday, ApfiI 23, 1973 r dlir, teoTnilb ^aiTiil Menial Health And the Moon Dr. Lanb By LAWRENCE LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb ^ Would you cafe to comment, in your column, on what may seem a cockeyed subject? Do medical men, particularly psychiatrists, take any stock in the idea that the phases of the moon have an effect on mentally disturbed people? Our family has such a problem, and one of the — presumably normal — members insists that the full moon has an unfavorable effect cn the person concerned. Dear Reader — There Is no evidence that the phases of the moon have any effect on a person's mmd or other bodily func tions. The body does function in relation to a large number of rhythms, including the simple day-night cycle. Some of these functions are definitely influenced by the hours of daylight and darkness, which, of course, change with seasons. The mating characteristics of some animals and the reproduction of plants are geared to the changes in hours of daylight. Since hw- mones are involved in reproduction, and hormone production and psychic responses are inter- rf lated, there can be personality changes associated with differences in lengths of the day- night cycle. Moods Shift It is well known that a woman's personality and moods shift frequently with the stages of her monttily cycle. It is related to the influence of different female hormones produced by the body and, interestingly enough, the production ,of hormones is related to the rhythmic organization to the brain. These functions are not so easily separated. A woman's brain rhythm pattern is actually organized during fetal development as a result of the female hormones (or absence of male hormone) in the developing body. Despite the differences in day- night cycle, and difference in seasons, there is no evidence that the moon affects the minds of unstable persons in any way comparable to its effects on ocean tides. Ideas of this sort are all old superstitions. As you mentioned in the rest of your letter, the "believers" tend to notice the "hits" the "misses." Most people have a variation in mood throughout the day, with different levels of ener^. Others have more clear-cut mood swings from time to time — but these are normal and, within limits of the swing, have no real significance. There ijs some indication of cyclic changes in mental dis- tuitances. These are more evident in some instances than in others. After all, the manic depressive <7cles are associated with cycles of d ^xression. These vary in length and are influenced by many different factors; I suppose it would be possible in certain instances, to find some correlation of this with the i^iases of the moon but this would never withstand scientific or statistical analysis. So there is no way that such in- fcrmati(m can be used in any way to help a patient with mental or emotional problems. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Send your questioos to Dr. Lamb, In care of this news> paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's new boMet on spastic colon, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Spastic Colon" booklet. British _ (Continued from Page 5) Your tloroicope MEDIQNE is our product— © butourbusinoss isploasing PEOPLL tions against the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Guerrillia sources say Palestine Liberation Organization chahrman Yasser Arafat and other leaders have persuaded Syrian President Hafez Assad to lift restrictions on such operations. 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