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What is depressive disorder with seasonal pattern?

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Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Pattern, formerly called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a subtype of major depressive disorder that recurs each year at the same time, usually starting in fall or winter and ending in spring or early summer. It is more than just "the winter blues" or "cabin fever." A rare form of depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, known as "summer depression," begins in late spring or early summer and ends in fall.

From: Mental Health: Depression WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

The Journal of the American Medical Association: “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

The Journal of the American Medical Association: “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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