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Doctor insights on: Seasonal Depression Cause Problems

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What causes seasonal depression?

What causes seasonal depression?

Changes in light: Most researchers believe that exposure to sunlight can impact mood. People with this disorder tend to find that the problem is worse during winter months when sunlight is less. There has been success with particular kinds of artificial lights that mimic sunlight. Medications are also effective for this kind of depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seasonal depression?

What are the symptoms of seasonal depression?

Seasonal Depression: Symptoms of depression occur in winter or summer, spring or autumn, year after year. There's sad feeling, sleep too much, have low energy, morning sickness, carbohydrate craving, withdrawal, difficulty concentrating, treatment is light therapy, cognitive therapy & careful use of melatonin. ...Read more

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How to get out of a seasonal depression slump?

How to get out of a seasonal depression slump?

Light therapy: Effective if used the right way (place light 3 feet away from you while you read or watch tv, use 3 times a week, for 30 minutes each time. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have seasonal depression?

See U PCP: He will be able to evaluate zu or refer u to some one who can. ...Read more

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What're the main symptoms of seasonal depression?

What're the main symptoms of seasonal depression?

Symptoms R same: Sad, is a kind of depression that occur at certain time of the year, usually winter . But it has the symptoms r usually the same. ...Read more

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Is there a type of seasonal depression that can occur daily?

Is there a type of seasonal depression that can occur daily?

Yes - SAD: Sad - seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that varies with the season. It is typically associated with colder/less sunny times of year. During the episodes of depression - it is likely to be present daily. ...Read more

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