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Do the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder resemble the behavior of animals in the fall and winter?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hibernation

With limited exposure to a certain waveband of light, it is believed that more melatonin is produced in the brain.
This is the same chemical that induces hibernation in certain mammels.

In brief: Hibernation

With limited exposure to a certain waveband of light, it is believed that more melatonin is produced in the brain.
This is the same chemical that induces hibernation in certain mammels.
Dr. Paul Pancner
Dr. Paul Pancner
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

I think of it like a hibernating bear that eats a lot food & gains weight in preparation for a long winter nap.
People can have low energy level, sleep more, have increased appetite, gain weight, be amotivated and feel sluggish.

In brief: Yes

I think of it like a hibernating bear that eats a lot food & gains weight in preparation for a long winter nap.
People can have low energy level, sleep more, have increased appetite, gain weight, be amotivated and feel sluggish.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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