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Seasonal Affective Disorder Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Seasonal Affective Disorders; Affective Disorder, Seasonal; Affective Disorders, Seasonal; Disorder, Seasonal Affective; Disorder, Seasonal Mood Show All >>

Networked: 422 relevant articles (46 outcomes, 68 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Tryptophan (L-Tryptophan) : 4 outcomes 1 study in 14 results : FDA 30
  2. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 37 results : IBA
  3. Melatonin : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 48 results : IBA
  4. Fluoxetine (Prozac) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 9 results : FDA 51 Generic
  5. S 20098 (agomelatine) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 10 results : IBA
  6. Ions : 1 outcome 2 studies in 2 results : IBA
  7. GTP-Binding Proteins (G-Protein) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  8. Bupropion (Wellbutrin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : FDA 28 Generic
  9. Vitamin B 12 (Cyanocobalamin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 47 Generic
  10. Methyl Green (Green, Light) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Seasonal Affective Disorder

  1. Bipolar Disorder (Mania)
  2. Mood Disorders (Mood Disorder)
  3. Dementia (Dementias)
  4. Sleep Disorders
  5. Depressive Disorder (Melancholia)
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Key Therapies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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  1. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 32 outcomes 26 studies in 227 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 studies in 7 results
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 study in 2 results
  4. Chronotherapy : 1 result
  5. Music Therapy : 1 result
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