Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): Part 1 – history, epidemiology, aetiology and diagnosis

Author(s):
Professor John M. Eagles and Dr Allen J. Shand

Duration:
45 minutes

Credits:
0.75

Published:
June 2019

Type:
Learning module

CPD domain:
Clinical

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The idea that our well-being fluctuates with the seasons has been around for literally thousands of years, but it was only in the late 1980s that Norman Rosenthal and colleagues gave a name to seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

In this module, we will look at:

  • the history and evolution of SAD
  • the epidemiology and aetiology of SAD
  • symptoms of SAD and diagnosis.

 

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