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Doctor insights on: Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Is seasonal affective disorder depression?

Is seasonal affective disorder depression?

Not by definition: It can lead to depression or aggravate an existing depression. They are considered to be two separate disorders but often coexist. It pays to treat sad early on so depression may be averted and if it occurs along with a depression it needs attention directly so depression treatment can be more effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso Dr. Dellosso
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Overcoming seasonal affective disorder (Tip)

Recognize the symptoms of the disorder setting in. Utilize sun lamps. Vacation for that time of year. ...See more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
Daily
Stick to a strict sleep schedule
Once
Keep a regular schedule
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Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Is sad stand for seasonal affective disorder or social anxiety disorder?

Either works: Honestly, I have heard it referred to either. You could also throw in a mix of "separation anxiety disorder" when talking about kiddos as well. ...Read more

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What is seasonal affective disorder?

What is seasonal affective disorder?

Depressed mood: Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in the winter, when there is less natural light. It is sometimes treated with light boxes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
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Overcoming seasonal affective disorder (Tip)

Use a full spectrum light box or desk lamp. Check w/doc about using a supplement called 5htp. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Eat a balanced diet
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How common is seasonal affective disorder?

How common is seasonal affective disorder?

SAD: SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5. It is a subtype of major depression. In the US – 1 to 10% of adults experience SAD but prevalence depends on which geographic area you live in. ...Read more

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What is bipolar affective disorder?

What is bipolar affective disorder?

Bipolar: Is a mood disorder characterized by swings from highs (mania or hypo mania) to lows (depression). ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
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Overcoming seasonal affective disorder (Tip)

An off label treatment for sad is Inderal (propranolol) taken between 5:30 and 6:00 am every morning at about 40mg. ...See more

Dr. Amanda Stream Dr. Stream
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Overcoming Anorexia (Checklist)

Create a meal plan designed for weight gain
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Throw away your scale, and only weigh yourself with your doctor
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Avoid exercise, other than walking and yoga
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Take small steps, so that you feel in control
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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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Help please! is bipolar affective disorder curable?

Help please! is bipolar affective disorder curable?

No cure: There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but the symptoms can be controlled with treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Seaman Dr. Seaman
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Overcoming seasonal affective disorder (Tip)

Keep it simple. Good health, check vit d levels, exercise, and consider treatment for depr. ...See more

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Overcoming Fatigue (Checklist)

Get a full night's sleep that consists of seven to eight hours
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See your doctor to investigate any medical causes
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Set a regular bedtime
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Set a regular wake time
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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Overcoming seasonal affective disorder (Tip)

If you buy a light box, use it. It helps no one just sitting in the corner. ...See more