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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Practice and Research

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1074 (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1074
  1. Richard Morriss, professor of psychiatry
  1. University of Liverpool

    T Partonen, A Magnusson

    Oxford University Press, £59.50, pp 311

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    Irecall diagnosing seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in only one patient in eight years of practice as a consultant in general adult psychiatry in Britain. Have I failed to diagnose a common psychiatric disorder? Is my NHS trust failing people with SAD by not owning a light box for them to use? Is SAD an example of psychiatrists manufacturing a diagnosis out of normal human misery? Is it a product of modern living conditions where possibly people do not …

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