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 DeCS Categories

F03 Mental Disorders .
F03.600 Mood Disorders .
F03.600.300 Depressive Disorder .
F03.600.300.775 Seasonal Affective Disorder .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Mood Disorders .
Affective Disorder .
Disorder, Affective .
Disorder, Mood .
Disorders, Affective .
Disorders, Mood .
Mood Disorder .
Affective Disorders .
Those disorders that have a disturbance in mood as their predominant feature. .
Seasonal Affective Disorder .
Seasonal Affective Disorders .
Affective Disorder, Seasonal .
Affective Disorders, Seasonal .
Disorder, Seasonal Affective .
Disorder, Seasonal Mood .
Disorders, Seasonal Affective .
Disorders, Seasonal Mood .
Mood Disorder, Seasonal .
Mood Disorders, Seasonal .
Seasonal Mood Disorders .
Seasonal Mood Disorder .
A syndrome characterized by depressions that recur annually at the same time each year, usually during the winter months. Other symptoms include anxiety, irritability, decreased energy, increased appetite (carbohydrate cravings), increased duration of sleep, and weight gain. SAD (seasonal affective disorder) can be treated by daily exposure to bright artificial lights (PHOTOTHERAPY), during the season of recurrence. .