Seasonal Affective Disorder


Affective Disorder, Seasonal

Affective Disorders, Seasonal

Disorder, Seasonal Affective

Disorder, Seasonal Mood

Disorders, Seasonal Affective

Disorders, Seasonal Mood

Mood Disorder, Seasonal

Mood Disorders, Seasonal

Seasonal Affective Disorders

Seasonal Mood Disorder

Seasonal Mood Disorders

A syndrome characterized by depressions that recur annually at the same time each year, usually during the winter months. Other symptoms include anxiety, irritability, decreased energy, increased appetite (carbohydrate cravings), increased duration of sleep, and weight gain. SAD (seasonal affective disorder) can be treated by daily exposure to bright artificial lights (PHOTOTHERAPY), during the season of recurrence.