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How can I manage the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?


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Answered by

Dr. Albana Greca

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At March 11, 2019
Reviewed AtDecember 7, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

What is seasonal affective disorder and recommend products that can help people manage their symptoms?

Answered by Dr. Albana Greca


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to seasonal changes. I would like to call it winter mood changes as it often happens during the winter time. Mostly related to lack of sunshine.

During the spring and summer, everything changes and the symptoms are not present. With regards to treatment, often advise increasing lightening of the place where the patient lives. Being in contact with people will help overcome the mood changes.

The Probable causes

No real cause, mostly related to lack of sunshine (winter).

Investigations to be done

Should rule out other pathologies.

Treatment plan

Only increase lightening in the place the patient lives. And be involved in social activities.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Albana Greca
Dr. Albana Greca

General Practitioner

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