Winter needn't be the SAD season

Weir, Erica
January 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/23/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 2, p256
Academic Journal
Discusses seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of bipolar or major depressive disorder. Characterization of the disease by recurrent depressive episodes associated with the changing seasons; Features of SAD, including sadness, anxiety, irritability and social withdrawal; Association between increasing prevalence of SAD and increasing latitude; Factors of SAD, including climate, social-cultural context and genetic vulnerability.


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