Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Q What are the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) usually begin in adolescence or early adulthood, most likely during months when there are distinctly shorter hours of sunlight. Symptoms will come and go at the same time every year on an individual basis -... Full Answer
- Q What are the signs of seasonal affective disorder?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologySeasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that causes depression to come on during certain seasons, typically during the winter. Those who suffer from SAD have many of the normal signs of depression: sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of... Full Answer
- Q What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) refers to the symptoms of depression that will coincide with fall and winter months. Symptoms will generally get better during the spring and summer. This disorder, as with other forms of depression, will affect women... Full Answer
- Q Will my anosmia go away?
Based on what causes your anosmia, the condition may or may not go away. Certain types of anosmia can be caused by damage to the lining of the nose. If you smoke, have allergies, or suffer from an upper respiratory illness, such as the common cold, your... Full Answer
- Q Is seasonal affective disorder serious?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression and can absolutely be serious if left untreated. Over time, without medication and other treatments, symptoms of SAD can deteriorate from simple lethargy to complete social withdrawal. Individuals... Full Answer
- Q How is seasonal affective disorder (SAD) treated?
There are several treatment options that may help reduce your symptoms. Doctors may prescribe medications, most commonly antidepressants like bupropion, paroxetine, sertaline, fluoxetine and venlafaxine, which work to block the chemical imbalances that... Full Answer
- Q What causes seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
The specific cause of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is not known but may be related to the following: hormone regulation, body temperature, and ambient light. It is also probable, like with other forms of depression, that genetics, age, and one's... Full Answer