Mayo Clinic Q and A: Seasonal affective disorder ? prevention and treatment

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is seasonal affective disorder considered depression? If so, should I be treated for it year-round even though it comes and goes? ANSWER: Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression. Year-round treatment with medication for SAD may be recommended in some cases. But research has shown that, for many people [...]
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BACKGROUND: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a seasonally recurrent type of major depression that has detrimental effects on patients' lives during winter. Little is known about how it affects patients during summer and about patients' and physicians' ...
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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a seasonally recurrent type of major depression that has detrimental effects on patients ’ lives during winter. Little is known about how it affects patients during summer a...
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Seasonal affective disorder: Diagnosis and treatment Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression related to changes in seasons. For most people with seasonal affective disorder, symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping their energy and making them moody. Symptoms may start out mild and become more severe as the [...]
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