Seasonal Affective Disorder

719 views

Published on

Some people experience a serious mood
change during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. This
condition is called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD is a type of depression. It
usually lifts during spring and summer.

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
719
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
10
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Seasonal Affective Disorder

  1. 1. Fitango Education Health Topics Seasonal Affective Disorderhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54
  2. 2. Overview Some people experience a serious mood change during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. This condition is called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD is a type of depression. Ithttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 1
  3. 3. Overview usually lifts during spring and summer.http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 2
  4. 4. Symptoms Not everyone with SAD has the same symptoms. They include: -- Sad, anxious or "empty" feelings -- Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimismhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 3
  5. 5. Symptoms -- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness -- Irritability, restlessness -- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoyhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 4
  6. 6. Symptoms -- Fatigue and decreased energy -- Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions -- Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping -- Changes in weighthttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 5
  7. 7. Symptoms -- Thoughts of death or suicidehttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 6
  8. 8. Treatment SAD may be effectively treated with light therapy. But nearly half of people with SAD do not respond to light therapy alone. Antidepressant medicines and talk therapy can reduce SAD symptoms,http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 7
  9. 9. Treatment either alone or combined with light therapy. Medlinehttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=54 8

×