Monday, 5 January 2015

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Evidence Based Reports

Second-generation antidepressants for seasonal affective disorder (2011) [Cochrane Library]

Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (2005)[HTA]

Clinical Guidelines

Recent articles in core journals

A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy, light therapy, and their combination for seasonal affective disorder. (2007)[EvidenceUpdates]

The Can-SAD study: a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of light therapy and fluoxetine in patients with winter seasonal affective disorder. (2006)[EvidenceUpdates]


Seasonal Affective Disorder (2013)[Mentor]

seasonal affective disorder (SAD) (2011)[GPnotebook]

Seasonal Depression (SAD) (2010) [eMedicine]

Clinical Queries

What is the evidence for using Vitamin D supplements in patients with seasonal affective disorder? (2007)[TRIPAnswers]

What are the diagnostic criteria for Seasonal Affective Disorder? (2007)[TRIPAnswers]

What evidence is there for the light boxes being an effective treatment for SAD (seasonal affective disorder)? (2006)[ATTRACT]

Patient Information

Seasonal Affective Disorder (2013)[Patient UK]

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) (2013)[BUPA]

Seasonal affective disorder (2013)[NHS Choices]


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