Seasonal Affective Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of Major Depressive Disorder that occurs only during specific seasons in the year (typically fall and winter).  Diagnosis can be difficult because other physical complications may interfere with mood.  Treatment of seasonal affective disorder takes several forms mostly including light therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and medication. Diagnosis Physical Exam First, see a physician and get an exam to make sure that your body is f