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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter Depression
An explanation of Seasonal Affective Disorder, known as winter depression.
# 36247 | 1,150 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders)

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This paper describes, analyzes and studies the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) commonly known as Winter depression. The paper looks at its classification, effect, cause, treatment and demographics and includes a list of key facts about this illness.

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"If Depressive symptoms are severe, the diagnosis could even be a full-blown case of what's called seasonal affective disorder. As far back as 400 B.C., Hypocrites made some observations about seasonality and mood disorders, even Greek physicians in the second century treated depression and lethargy with sunlight. In more recent times, participants in some of the polar expeditions of the late 1800s noticed that as the days got shorter the closer they got to the North Pole, the men on the expedition had more problems with their moods. Basically, the disorder is linked to changes in the light intensity that hits the retina, so it's no wonder that length of day is part of the phenomenon. Apparently, when light hits the retina, it has an indirect impact on the mood-regulating parts of the brain or neurotransmitters, such as seratonin. (Thalen, Kjellman, Morkrid, Wetterberg 1995)"

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