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Affective Symptoms and Causes

Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. It usually starts in the late fall and early winter and goes away during the spring and summer. Some people do have episodes of depression that start in the spring or summer, but that is a lot less common. Symptoms of SAD may include

  • Sadness
  • Gloomy outlook
  • Feeling hopeless, worthless, and irritable
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Low energy
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Carbohydrate cravings and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

SAD is more common in women, young people, and those who live far from the equator. You are also more likely to have SAD if you or your family members have depression.

The exact causes of SAD are unknown. Researchers have found that people with SAD may have an imbalance of serotonin, a brain chemical that affects your mood. Their bodies also make too much melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep, and not enough vitamin D.

The main treatment for SAD is light therapy. The idea behind light therapy is to replace the sunshine that you miss during the fall and winter months. You sit in front of a light therapy box every morning to get daily exposure to bright, artificial light. But some people with SAD do not respond to light therapy alone. Antidepressant medicines and talk therapy can reduce SAD symptoms, either alone or combined with light therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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Seroquel Side Effects

Diabetes Mellitus (6047)
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (3522)
Insomnia (2188)
Pancreatitis (1888)
Blood Cholesterol Increased (1680)
Weight Increased (1642)
Obesity (1149)
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control (1044)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (1037)
Depression (1013)
Hyperglycaemia (989)
Diabetic Neuropathy (958)
Somnolence (948)
Anxiety (946)
Malaise (923)
Off Label Use (900)
Feeling Abnormal (781)
Blood Triglycerides Increased (777)
Diabetic Coma (758)
Suicidal Ideation (757)
Convulsion (757)
Death (753)
Neuropathy Peripheral (744)
Tardive Dyskinesia (696)
Dizziness (683)
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (667)
Hyperlipidaemia (662)
Chest Pain (641)
Hypertension (632)
Fall (631)
Fatigue (612)
Headache (611)
Overdose (594)
Suicide Attempt (564)
Back Pain (547)
Bipolar Disorder (519)
Nausea (492)
Agitation (488)
Tremor (449)
Dyspnoea (437)
Confusional State (432)
Loss Of Consciousness (403)
Vomiting (395)
Mental Disorder (383)
Blood Glucose Increased (382)
Abdominal Pain (378)
Cardiac Disorder (373)
Cerebrovascular Accident (370)
Asthenia (368)
Aggression (359)

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Recent Reviews

After taking 300 mgm a day of seroquel, I gained 30 lbs over a period of 3 months with all the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Now I am unable to lose that weight even though I no longer take the medicati9on

After taking Seroquel for about two weeks, I came down with quite serious laryngitis. I've had it for about a week and it is not getting any better. I don't have a cold or sore throat and can't think of any other reason for this. Could this be cau

Check out my med list; kind like a handbook isn't it?

Doing range of motion exercises on the neck with the head is an excellent way of treating cronic insomonia. >:o O:-)

I also had to increase the weight for my pendulum exercises to make easier to adjust my shoulder. :)

I also had to raise my arms up and down behind my head in order to adjust the top of my neck.

I am having the same experience. I also had been taking Seroquel for about 2 weeks when I began to lose my voice. I am researching today because my laryngitis is practically 100% today.

I Believe Seroquel killed my husband. He tried to get help with depression and suiside and seroquel made him worse. I totally believe this awful drug killed him and he was only 45. I miss him terribly and hope I can help to keep suiside patients off

I had such severe side effects I thought I was going insane. My husband even got out the video camera to show me how bad it was. I rocked and rocked back and forth, my entire body shook involuntarily, I paced, I didn't sleep,I couldn't rest or relax

I have been taking seroquel and zyban. i have two children, and trying for another. When i gave birth to my children i was on other medication. Since on this combination of seroquel and zyban i cannot seem to ovulate.

Here's a fun fact, did you know Provigil makes your birth control, like, a lot less affective? Something like 60% instead of 98%. My doctor neglected to mention this for two years. Thank goodness I use condoms.

How much affective baraclude what is it s side effect

I was put on Moviprep for the colonscopy in the morning.. Problem is they claim it is affective with in an hour.. I had taken over 52 ozes of it and no movement of the bowels for 4 hours.. I did not take the rest due to bloating , pain in my stomach,

Affective Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.