Disease Information for Seasonal affective disorder

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Hyperphagia
Daytime Sleepiness
Fatigability
Lethargy/torpor
Sleep disturbance
Depressed/discouraged/sad
Suicidal depression
Suicide ideation/plans
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Fatigue
Fatigue Tiredness Exhaustion
Hypersomnia/Increased need for sleep
Weight gain
Disease Progression
Course/Periodic Episodic
Demographics & Risk Factors
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/Seasonal events/exacerbation
Event/Wintertime
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Hypothyroidism (myxedema)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMDD
Premenstrual stress syndrome/PMS
Associated Disease & Complications
Depression
Eating disorder
Obesity
Seasonal affective disorder
Suicide attempt/suicidal/suicide
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Mood disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Relational/psychiatric (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Fluoxetine (Prozac)
RX/SSRI Indication
RX/Tricyclic antidepressants
Other Treatments
TX/Alternative care option/referral
TX/Light/Phototherapy.
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.

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