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What are the tests for seasonal affective disorder?
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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Tests?
There is no commercial laboratory study or imaging study that determines whether sad is present.
There are a few rating scales that you could complete that would asdist a clinician in making that determination. Generally a thorough psych evaluation can determine its presence. The largest determining factor is. The telationsip of between the seasons and mood over the years.

In brief: Tests?
There is no commercial laboratory study or imaging study that determines whether sad is present.
There are a few rating scales that you could complete that would asdist a clinician in making that determination. Generally a thorough psych evaluation can determine its presence. The largest determining factor is. The telationsip of between the seasons and mood over the years.
Dr. Paul Pancner
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: SAD
There are no specific tests to rule in or rule out a diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder. It is diagnosed by history.
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 . Getting a vitamin D level can be helpful

In brief: SAD
There are no specific tests to rule in or rule out a diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder. It is diagnosed by history.
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 . Getting a vitamin D level can be helpful
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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