Serotonin Implicated in the Etiology of Seasonal Affective Disorder with Carbohydrate Craving
Seasonal affective disorder syndrome (SADS), a variant of atypical depression, is characterized by both affective and appetitive disturbances. Each fall these patients experience depressed mood, decreased energy, lowered interest, difficulty concentrating, and hypersomnia; moreover, they display increased appetite, carbohydrate craving, and weight gain. In spring time, with increasing day length, these symptoms abate, and the patients feel better and become hypomanic (Rosenthal et al. 1984).
KeywordsBulimia Nervosa Carbohydrate Intake Atypical Depression Hamilton Depression Scale Mood Score
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