Seasonal Affective Disorder

Lucas C TB7

What is it?

SAD is when a person becomes depressed at a certain time of year.

Signs or Symptoms

Signs

Changes in mood/Low energy/Changes in eating

Symptoms

Lack of enjoyment/Difficulty concentrating

How does it affect someone?

Some teachers will think the person with SAD is slaking off.

Other names or forms?

The only other name is SAD.

How is it diagnosed?

A person has to take a test and see if they have tiredness, fatigue and low energy.

How is it treated.

You can

Take medication/Take therapy/Increase Light Exposure

Interesting note or fact.

In rare cases, SAD has a reverse seasonal pattern, with depression occurring only during the summer months.