Medication for Seasonal Affective Disorder
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More About SAD
SAD is a type of depression that affects millions of Americans. People usually experience symptoms of SAD when the amount of daylight shifts in fall and winter (but sometimes during the arrival of spring and summer). Symptoms of SAD can be life-altering and may include:
Changes in mood, including depressed mood
Weight gain or loss
Changes in appetite
Lack of energy
Lack of interest in activities one used to enjoy
Feelings of hopelessness or suicidal thoughts
There are effective treatments available for seasonal depression, including antidepressant medication.
A comprehensive mental health evaluation
After you complete your online assessment, Ro Mind will connect you with a healthcare provider within 48 hours. On a video call, your provider will:
Review your medical and psychiatric history
Discuss your symptoms
Develop a treatment plan that’s right for you, if appropriate
Optimized treatment plans with medication (if prescribed)
Prescribed medication comes to your door with free 2-day shipping
Or, pick up your medication at a pharmacy of your choice
Thoughtful and ongoing provider support
Your provider will be there to offer guidance every step of the way.
Regular check-ins with your provider to discuss how your treatment plan is going
Message your provider at any time (expect responses within 24 hours during regular working hours)
Schedule up to three virtual visits with your provider per month
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
SAD, or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder that is a subtype of major depressive disorder (MDD). People usually experience symptoms of SAD when the amount of daylight shifts in fall and winter (but sometimes during the arrival of spring and summer) and may experience symptoms annually. SAD may be connected to shorter days, which generally affect how much natural light exposure you receive. This may affect your circadian rhythm (your internal clock) as well as the natural amount of serotonin (a hormone important to your mood) and melatonin (a sleep-regulating hormone) your body produces.
SAD most commonly first presents itself when one is in their 20s or 30s. Somewhere between 4 and 6 percent of people may experience SAD in the wintertime, and up to 20 percent of people may experience milder symptoms. Ro Mind offers treatment for SAD, as well as depression and anxiety, if appropriate.
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