Seasonal Affective Disorder

Brian M TB 7

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

A form of depression that appears at the same time each year.

Signs or Symptoms:

  • Lack of enjoyment
  • Low energy
  • Changes in sleep
  • Changes in eating
  • Difficulty concentrating
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How does it affect someone?

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Less time socializing

Other names or forms?

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How is it diagnosed?

Doctors an mental health professionals diagnose people with SAD after a careful evaluation.

How is it treated?

  • Increased light exposure
  • Light therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Medication

Interesting note or fact:

SAD has a rare reverse seasonal pattern