affective disorder


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affective disorder

[ə¦fek·tiv dis′ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
Any of a group of disorders in which there is a prominent and persistent disturbance of mood and a full syndrome of associated symptoms, such as depressive disorders or bipolar disorder. Also known as mood disorder.
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Get as much natural light as you can if you are fighting seasonal depression or wintertime seasonal affective disorder.
If symptoms of seasonal affective disorder persist over a long period, consider seeking professional help.
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, along with a team of researchers from Pitt's School of Medicine and Reyerson University, investigated why, according to a previously published sleep study by the University of California, Berkeley, individuals with seasonal affective disorder incorrectly reported that they slept four more hours a night in the winter.
Ross et al (1988) (7) in their study showed that 34% had life time bipolar affective disorder in patients with alcohol and other drug problems.
The most discussed treatment in literature is the efficacy of light treatment in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is described as a subtype of major depression with seasonal pattern.
Fall and winter seasonal affective disorder (winter depression)
One of the more common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder is feeling unsociable and shutting yourself away indoors.
Among individuals with seasonal affective disorder, the course is bipolar in an estimated 12% to 22% and unipolar in 78% to 88%).
This manual was written with the intent to allow clinicians to use the principles of chronotherapeutics in their treatment of patients with seasonal affective disorder, non-seasonal depression, and other psychologic and neurologic illnesses.
Stunning large-format photography, an essential component of the SkyCeilings and the use of daylight-balanced 6500 Kelvin light -- the same light used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) -- assists in promoting both healing and general wellbeing in different environments.