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

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Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
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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. I have not heard of Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) referred to as SAD. The problem with using abbreviations is that it can cause a big mix up. Such as using BPD for borderline personality disorder & bipolar disorder.

In brief: SAD

SAD is now referred to as Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern in DSM 5.
It is a subtype of depression. I have not heard of Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) referred to as SAD. The problem with using abbreviations is that it can cause a big mix up. Such as using BPD for borderline personality disorder & bipolar disorder.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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