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Seasonal Affective Disorder MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Tree Number(s)
F03.600.300.775
Unique ID
D016574
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016574
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
SAD
Entry Term(s)
Seasonal Affective Disorders
Seasonal Mood Disorder
Winter Depression
NLM Classification #
WM 171.5
Previous Indexing
Affective Disorders (1985-1991)
Depressive Disorder (1984-1991)
Seasons (1984-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/03
Revision Date
2021/05/12
Seasonal Affective Disorder Preferred
Winter Depression Narrower
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