Seasonal affective disorder

Tatia M. C. LEE, Eric Y. H. CHEN, Che Hin Chetwyn CHAN, John G. PATERSON, Henry L. JANZEN, Carl A. BLASHKO

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The widespread effect of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in clinical settings as well as other sectors of public health has drawn much research attention lately, which has raised in the field many contentious issues about this condition. This article reviews current literature on SAD, presenting the historical background, diagnostic criteria, epidemiological data, clinical features, treatment, and possible etiological mecrtanism(s) of SAD. The issue of whether SAD is a distinct clinical entity is discussed. Copyright © 1998 American Psychological Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-290
JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1998


Lee, T. M. C., Chen, E. Y. H., Chan, C. C. H., Paterson, J. G., Janzen, H. L., & Blashko, C. A. (1998). Seasonal affective disorder. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 5(3), 275–290. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.1998.tb00150.x


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