SEASONAL MOOD DISORDER
\sˈiːzənə͡l mˈuːd dɪsˈɔːdə], \sˈiːzənəl mˈuːd dɪsˈɔːdə], \s_ˈiː_z_ə_n_əl m_ˈuː_d d_ɪ_s_ˈɔː_d_ə]\
Definitions of SEASONAL MOOD DISORDER
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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.
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