Seasonal affective disorder

Tatia M.C. Lee, Eric Y.H. Chen, Che Hin Chan, John G. Paterson, Henry L. Janzen, Carl A. Blashko

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Abstract

The widespread effect of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in clinical settings as well as other sectors of public health has drawn much research attention lately, which has raised in the field many contentious issues about this condition. This article reviews current literature on SAD, presenting the historical background, diagnostic criteria, epidemiological data, clinical features, treatment, and possible etiological mechanism(s) of SAD. The issue of whether SAD is a distinct clinical entity is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-290
Number of pages16
JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

Keywords

  • Phototherapy
  • Psychopathology
  • Seasonal affective disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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