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Disease Seasonal Affective Disorder

Name Seasonal Affective Disorder
Synonyms 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
Definition 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.
Categories Mental disorder
MeSH® ID D016574

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DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mood Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Depressive Disorder Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Seasonal Affective Disorder Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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