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Seasonal Affective Disorder - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Last Updated: 12 June 2022

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Seasonal affective disorder

"Selective affective disorder is a mental illness that is triggered by the change of the seasons. " Throughout depression and a general lack of interest, bipolar disorder is characterized by prolonged sadness and a general lack of interest, while bipolar disorder is defined by similar depressive episodes alternating with periods of abnormally high energy and activity. During those months of the year, people with seasonal affective disorder have signs and symptoms of either major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder only. Among people with seasonal affective disorder, major depressive disorder is more common than bipolar disorder. The signs and symptoms that occur during depressive episodes in people with seasonal affective disorder are similar to those of severe depression, such as a loss of interest or pleasure in activities, a decline in appetite, a depressed mood, and low self-confidence. In the fall and winter months, most people with seasonal affective disorder, anxiety, and other symptoms appear, and decline in the spring and summer months. Symptoms of bipolar disorder affective people have alternating episodes of depression in the fall and winter months and mania during the spring and summer months. In about 40% of people with seasonal affective disorder, depressive episodes persist in the winter and do not ease in the summer months, triggering a change in diagnosis to either major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. Individuals with seasonal affective disorder have another medical disorder, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, an eating disorder, anxiety disorder, or panic disorder.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/seasonal-affective-disorder


Depression

"People with depression may also suffer from appetite changes, changes in sleeping patterns, a lack of sleep, and difficulties with concentration. " Although depression is mainly a mental health condition, it can also have physical signs such as headaches, other unexplained aches and pains, unusually slow or fast movements, and digestive difficulties. An individual must have signs and symptoms virtually every day for at least two weeks to be diagnosed with depression. Depression most commonly occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, but it can appear at any age. People with depression have a higher risk of heroin use issues and suicide by suicide than the general population. Several health disorders are closely related to depression or have depression as a typical feature. People with schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, or another mood disorder may have overlapping symptoms with characteristics of schizophrenia. ".

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/depression

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