Seasonal Affective Disorder: Practice and Research

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9780192632258: Seasonal Affective Disorder: Practice and Research

Seasonal affective disorder(SAD), or winter depression, is a mood disorder related to the change in the seasons and lack of exposure to daylight. It affects 1 in 100 adults in western countries. SAD is a rare example of a psychiatric disorder with a clear, identifiable biological cause. This book presents an evidence-based review of our understanding of SAD, focusing on clinical aspects as well as research issues. After a short review of the history of the condition, the first part of the book is clinical in emphasis, covering the presentation of the condition and its symptoms, the epidemiology, and the various options for treatment. Part two shifts the focus to examine research into SAD, covering the range of hypotheses put forward to explain the cause of the condition, and reviewing the experimental evidence for each theory.

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Dr Timo Partonen National Public Health Institute Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research Mannerheimintie 166 FIN-00300 Helsinki FINLAND Tel: +358 9 47448859 Fax: +358 9 47448478 E-mail Dr Andres Magnusson The National Research Council Department of Psychiatry
Ulleval Hospital 0407 Oslo NORWAY Tel: +47 22 11 84 01/45 Fax: +47 22 11 78 48 E-mail:


"This book is a good reference for the interested clinician, health commissioner, or researcher thinking about tackling the problem of seasonal effects on mood."BMJ

"This compendium of excellent clinical and investigative contributions made by a respected group of experts is easy to read. It is impossible to discuss all aspects of SAD and seasonality in one book. However, without doubt, this book is the most comprehensive compilation of information I
have encountered and can be recommended to everybody who is interested in natural sciences."The Lancet

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Published by Oxford University Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0192632256 ISBN 13: 9780192632258
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