Astrology may not be an exact science, but it may actually be on to something. If you get into a fight with your significant other, it's likely not because you're a Leo and they're a Cancer.
Your birthday may, however, have some impacts on your health. In recent years, many extensive studies have been conducted to determine whether or not your birth month actually has an affect on your mental health.
As it turns out, there is some correlation between your birth month and your health. May babies, for example, are at a higher risk of being depressed than those born in any other month.
Let's be clear: there are a myriad of factors that affect your health. Much of what has an impact your health is actually determined before you're even born, like whether or not your mother was sick during pregnancy or the season during which she was pregnant.
As it turns out, your exact date of birth may not be correlated to anything, but your season of birth and your birth month can determine a lot about your health.
Scientists aren't sure why the month of our birth affects us, but there are a few theories. These include the fact that the month of birth determines our biological clock and our intake of Vitamin D. Different months are host to different pathogens that could affect a baby in the womb.
Scientists cannot make definitive claims about the effects of your birth month on your personality, but they can make these broad statements:
Those born in the spring are especially optimistic, but also the most susceptible to clinical depression. People born in May are particularly affected, according to this study.
Those born in the summer are least affected by seasonal affected disorder. Though they present many of the same optimistic traits as spring babies, they tend to cycle between highs and lows quickly.
Those born in the fall "not only enjoy low levels of depression, but are similarly less likely to develop bipolar disorder. The one glitch in the autumn-born: they do have a tendency to irritability."
Those born in the winter are less irritable than their fall counterparts, but experience higher rates of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, SAD and depression. They also tend to be more creative.
Of course, these traits may not appear in every child. Some summer babies are even-tempered just as some people born in the fall are incurable optimists. Ultimately, these findings, though interesting, are not exact.
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