Seasonal Affective Disorder Quiz
If you notice periods of depression that seem to accompany seasonal changes during the year, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Depression Quiz
Answer this one: Depression peaks at certain life stages. People in which group are likely to experience it most often?
Overview of Mood Disorders
A mood disorder is a mental health class that health professionals use to broadly describe all types of depression and bipolar disorders.
Major Depression
Depression is a serious mood disorder. It touches every part of your life and is caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. Treatment involves medicine and counseling.
The Metabolic Syndrome: At Risk for Depression
People with more visceral fat or an apple-shaped body—two factors associated with the metabolic syndrome—are more likely to have depression.

Depression and Suicide

Depression and Suicide

Most people who commit suicide have a mental disorder, most commonly a depressive disorder or a substance abuse disorder.

Other Mood Disorders


Dysthymia is a milder, yet long-lasting form of depression.

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is type of depression. It happens during certain seasons of the year—most often fall or winter. It is thought that shorter days and less daylight may trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to symptoms of depression. Light therapy and antidepressants can help treat SAD.

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