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What is seasonal affective disorder?
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: SAD
Seasonal affective disorder (also called sad) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.
Less often, seasonal affective disorder causes depression in the spring or early summer.

In brief: SAD
Seasonal affective disorder (also called sad) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.
Less often, seasonal affective disorder causes depression in the spring or early summer.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: SAD
SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5.
It is a subtype of depression. SAD symptoms occur with change in season (often fall and winter) & can include carbohydrate craving, increased appetite with weight gain, low energy level, irritability, moodiness, sleeping more, heavy feeling in extremities, being overly sensitive to rejection and it can impact relations

In brief: SAD
SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5.
It is a subtype of depression. SAD symptoms occur with change in season (often fall and winter) & can include carbohydrate craving, increased appetite with weight gain, low energy level, irritability, moodiness, sleeping more, heavy feeling in extremities, being overly sensitive to rejection and it can impact relations
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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