Seasonal affective disorder

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Over the course of history many psychological disorders have been discovered by researchers. Some of them are Bipolar disorder, Depression, Anorexia, Bulimia and Addiction. Of all these disorders, one of the most common disorders is Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD is characterized by recurring bouts of Depression and Sadness during the colder months of the year, along with excessive hunger, tiredness, and weight gain. SAD is usually more prevalent in Northern Climates, and can be found in up to 5 percent of the population. (Crohol) SAD is a mild disorder, which can lead to other serious psychological disorders such as Depression, Anorexia, Bulimia, and Substance Abuse (Vicki Contie). This article will outline the description, causes,…

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Analysis

    Seasonal affective disorder is like a weariness of the winter. There are an estimated 4 to 6% of the United States people who have this disease, which can be referred to as SAD. People relate SAD to the winter blues and how people cope with the cold and dreary days. (Lliades, 2015) The symptoms of SAD can be mild or severe and are also close to major depression symptoms. These include sadness, loss of interest in normal activities, sleep change, appetite change, and weight gain, feelings of…

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Essay

    Seasonal affective disorder also known as SAD, affects people during the changes in seasons. This causes people to lose energy and feel constant mood swings. If someone gets this in the fall and winter they tend to gain weight and hibernate. If they get it in the spring and summer they tend to lose weight due to poor appetite and depression. This isn’t just a case of the blues, most of the time people mistake it for that and don’t look for treatment because they don’t realize that it is…

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Case Study

    us welcome the change with open arms, five percent of Americans are dreading just one season, winter (Kurlanski, 2012, para 2). More common in women than men, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a proven depression encountered only during winter months and can sometimes end in hospitalization (Kurlanski, 2012, pg 2). Gloomy weather has a significant impact on the emotions of individuals in our society. It has been linked to higher rates of depression, interpersonal violence, and can even weaken our…

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  • Too Much Homework Is Bad

    less time for friends, family, and extracurricular activities, and greater amounts of stress. For these reasons, the amount of homework a child receives must be reduced. To begin with, too much homework disturbs the life balance of the child. On the website “New Kids-Center” they say that, “Children who have too much homework will not be able to balance their life, which could impact their circadian rhythm,” ("Negative Effects of Too Much Homework."). This means that it will affect their…

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  • Influences Of Interior Design

    deciding where to place windows consider relating the windows to the suns orientation and make sure they are placed on more than one wall to reduce shadows and glare (Weber). The second type, artificial light, is defined as any lighting that is not sunlight. Artificial light is man made and can be turned off unlike natural light. Some examples of artificial light are Florissant, halogen, and incandescing. The two methods used to place these lights in a room are the lumen and the point method.…

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  • Narrative Essay On Depression

    When I was 12 years old I wondered why my mom would cry. When I was 13 years old I wondered why her eyes were empty. When I was 14 years old I asked her why. When I was 15 years old I heard her stories. When I was 16 years old I learned depression is real. When I was 17 years old I learned depression isn’t sadness. When I was 18 years old I learned the right words to say. When I was 19 I learned what words not to say. A thick, grey cloud sits above my house. And waits. Its presence is intense…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Clinical Depression

    I have a clinical depression. I believe depression exists long time ago; however, people at that time did not have the knowledge of it. As time passes, people start to know what depression is and its potential symptoms. I think people have more awareness and knowledge to know the word “depression.”. Depression is not only a state of being sad, but also a disease that conquers the ability to feel emotions, whether good or bad. Depression not only involves the mind, but also it involves the body…

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  • What God Means To Me Essay

    The one verse I will forever live by is Psalm 143:8, “Let the morning bring the word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life”. This verse tells me that I do not need to fear about singing in front people, or fear befriending people, or fear leading others, or fear anything in this world because the moment I gave my heart to God, He continually held onto it with such a delicacy. He knows that I trust and have faith in Him,…

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  • Depression In Schools

    According to Meriam-Webster dictionary, depression means a serious medical condition in which a person feels sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way. To some people this may just be a phase or triggered by a certain event, but to others this is just a way of life. Numerous people believe that only adults can experience depression, although in my research I have found that is wrong. Brent Wagner states that as many as 2 out of 100 young children and 8 out of 100…

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