Affective Disorder

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  • Bipolar Affective Disorder

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    Bipolar Affective Disorder June 4, 2010 Bipolar Affective Disorder The number of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder continues to rise every year. Bipolar affective disorder affects 2.6 percent of adults, starting at the age of eighteen. Bipolar affective disorder often develops in late teens or in the early adult years. It is likely that all nurses will be involved in taking care of patients with bipolar affective disorder. I would like to research more about effective treatments,

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder When a case of the winter blues feels more like depression, you may be suffering from SAD. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a seasonal disruption of mood that occurs during the winter months and ceases with the beginning of spring. Symptoms usually begin in September when days begin to shorten, and last through the winter into March when the days begin to lengthen again. The symptoms of SAD usually include episodes of depression, hypersomnia

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder: Lighting the Way Pamela Johnson "Whoever wishes to pursue the science of medicine in a direct manner must first investigate the seasons of the year and what occurs in them." Hippocrates (6) Introduction As the shortest day of the year approaches, more and more multi-colored lights and bright, festive decorations are splashed across houses and yards everywhere. Long ago, in more earthy times, people celebrated the solstice because it was the rebirth of the

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder      Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a common problem of people living in northern United States. People who are affected by this disorder commonly suffer from depression, lethargy, inability to concentrate, overeating and weight gain. People from the north tend to suffer more from this disorder because of the shortened days. It appears, that due to the deficiency of sunlight some people suffer from these symptoms. The shortened days

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a mood disorder that is taken serious by some but many others fear that it is simply an excuse for other to bring themselves down. It is not any different from a sign of serious depression, therefore can be life threatening if not given the proper treatment. In fact Seaonal Affective Disorder is a subtype of depression. Seasonal affective disorders are also know to correspond to other mood disorders such as bipolar disorder or recurrent depressive disorder( Partonen

  • Seasonal Affective Disorders

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    Seasonal Affective Disorders It is rather common for a child's behavior to change due to the weather or season. Scientists have been researching this change of behavior in children for some time. Research has found that this variation happens primarily in two of the seasons out of the year. Other discoveries include both the symptoms of this disorder and some treatment options to aid in controlling it. The scientists have termed this condition as "seasonal affective disorder". This is a

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    particularly in the winter months. General complaints include: The weather gets to me, I always get this way this time of year, or I just do not like this time of year. The condition, once deemed the winter blues, now identifies as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD sufferers experience depressive episodes during certain portions of the year. Once considered a winter condition, SAD now appears to occur in both the winter and the summer with the symptomology varying from season to season. Sakamoto

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder It's wintertime, and you are gathered for the holidays with all of your family and friends. Everything seems like it should be perfect, yet you are feeling very distressed, lethargic and disconnected from everything and everyone around you. "Perhaps it is just the winter blues," you tell yourself as you delve into the holiday feast, aiming straight for the sugary fruitcake before collapsing from exhaustion. However, the depression and other symptoms that you

  • The Affective Seasonal Disorder

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    The Affective Seasonal Disorder is a mild disorder most people get only during winter season when the weather appear to be pretty cloud. People normally are unable to adjust well enough in various change of weather. Affective Seasonal Disorder do have a similar effect as depressions. For example, people who lives somewhere northern part of USA do experience lack energy level when they are not frequently being in outdoors. The study group who actively engage in extensive study probably already

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Essay

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    or have trouble sleeping, and focusing in the winter, but then when it starts to get warmer, and there is more sunlight you return to being in your usual state of mind? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of Seasonal Affective disorder, or SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. It is thought to affect roughly six percent of Americans, and women are four times as likely to be affected as men. Symptoms of SAD include changes in sleeping patterns