Frequency of seasonal affective disorder among individuals seeking treatment at a northern Canadian mental health centre
Williams, Robert J.
Schmidt, Glen G.
The frequency of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) was examined in clients receiving treatment for recurrent mood disturbances in a northern Canadian site. Approximately one-fifth of these individuals were identified as having SAD using file histories and a statistical criterion as the basis for assessment. The failure to find a higher prevalence rate at this latitude may be due to other studies' reliance on client self-report, a tendency for individuals with SAD to relocate south, or a greater tendency for SAD to be seen by general practitioners and alcohol treatment centres in the north.
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Seasonal Affective Disorder , Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment , Depression , Circannual rhythms , Prevalence , Cabin fever
Williams, R. J. & Schmidt, G. G. (1993). Frequency of seasonal affective disorder among individuals seeking treatment at a northern Canadian mental health centre. Psychiatry Research, 46(1), 41-45.