Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and seasonal depression are terms that until recently were used to describe a mood disorder in which people experience a normal mood for part of the year and a predictable period of depressed mood in the winter or summer.
Seasonal affective disorder is no longer thought of as a separate kind of mood disorder. When people have that kind of pattern to their depressive episodes it is now called recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) with seasonal pattern.
There can be a number of components to effective treatment for SAD that may include medications, light therapy, melatonin supplements, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Major depressive disorder, including SAD, often occurs with other kinds of problems, including anxiety. A proper and thorough differential diagnostic assessment by a psychiatrist or psychologist is the first step towards effective treatment.
CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.
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Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.
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The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More