How is seasonal affective disorder (SAD) diagnosed in children?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Diagnosing seasonal affective disorder in children is difficult because they experience the recurrent universal stressor of beginning school every autumn. Also, a young child might present with apparent seasonal affective disorder but not yet have had previous episodes.


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