Full moon syndrome-fact or fiction - page 3

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For years, we (in the nursing profession) have identified an increase in full moon personality changes among our patients and co-workers. None of them for the better! Yet research does not support our theory that the... Read More


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    Quote from DebblesRN
    In my experience, it hasn't been the amount of patients that was the problem during the full moon, or the degree of sickness. It was the TYPE of patients that came in during the full moon.

    I always see more mean, crazy, drunk/drug addict, and stupid people during the full moon than at any other time of the month. LOL

    Agreeing with Esme12--after 17 years working at some capacity in health care, I don't need the statistical data. I have hard evidence every month. LOL
    Sorry, you don't have "hard evidence" of these things. This is still opinion. You can't measure "mean, crazy, and stupid people", though someone could do a study on drunks and drug addicts. But no real study has ever supported the idea that the moon affects people's behavior.

    I'm too much into astronomy to let this kind of thing pass. It bothers me when educated people believe stuff like this.

    But speaking of legends, some say its the new moon or "dark of the moon", not the full moon, that causes people's behavior to be unpredictable. It's all in which stories you choose to believe.
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    Some of my most peaceful evenings in the psych hospital are during a full moon. When all heck is breaking loose, I never have time to look out the window.
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    Quote from wooh
    Here is where people start talking about how smart they are, because we all just have a selective memory, so we remember crazy on full moons/Friday the 13th/after someone says the Q-word (quiet) but there's no real difference.
    Like I said, here is where people come and show off their smarts.

    Come on confirmation bias people, does it hurt ANYONE to have fun with this? Just because we're educated professionals, it doesn't mean we have to be boring too.
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    Quote from wooh
    Come on confirmation bias people, does it hurt ANYONE to have fun with this? Just because we're educated professionals, it doesn't mean we have to be boring too.
    Agreed!
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    Well goodness, is it the full moon yet where you live, because your attitude is STELLAR!!

    Get a sense of humor. We are only half serious.

    My comment wasn't meant to rile anyone up or get the evidence based practice police on high alert. Of course I don't have "hard evidence." I don't find it important enough to keep a log, or measure mean, crazy, or stupid. I am well aware it is just my opinion.

    Yeah, this kind of stuff is why I don't post here often.

    Quote from kythe
    Sorry, you don't have "hard evidence" of these things. This is still opinion. You can't measure "mean, crazy, and stupid people", though someone could do a study on drunks and drug addicts. But no real study has ever supported the idea that the moon affects people's behavior.

    I'm too much into astronomy to let this kind of thing pass. It bothers me when educated people believe stuff like this.

    But speaking of legends, some say its the new moon or "dark of the moon", not the full moon, that causes people's behavior to be unpredictable. It's all in which stories you choose to believe.
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    Think of all the music connected to the moon

    "Bad moon rising" I love this song! I sing it when the full moon is approaching! LOL
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    So true after 23 yrs of nursing I dont need the EBP I know its true

    LMOA
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    Fact!
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    Quote from wooh
    Like I said, here is where people come and show off their smarts.

    Come on confirmation bias people, does it hurt ANYONE to have fun with this? Just because we're educated professionals, it doesn't mean we have to be boring too.
    Sorry, I was answering the question asked in the OP.

    I'll take my big brain full of useless minutiae and toddle off to some other thread.

    Kerry (Killing joy since 2001)
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    At first I thought, "You can't be serious?" as well. It is framed as though it is supposed to be perceived and debated as a serious argument, and when someone points out a rebuttal fails to use scholarly data, they are lampooned for not getting the joke. So where is the secret decoder ring that indicates it is a spoof?
    silenced and klone like this.


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