Epidemiology and socioeconomic impact of seasonal affective disorder in Austria.

  title={Epidemiology and socioeconomic impact of seasonal affective disorder in Austria.},
  author={Edda Pjrek and Pia Baldinger-Melich and Marie Spies and Konstantinos Papageorgiou and Siegfried Kasper and D. Winkler},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
BACKGROUND Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a subtype of recurrent depressive or bipolar disorder that is characterized by regular onset and remission of affective episodes at the same time of the year. The aim of the present study was to provide epidemiological data and data on the socioeconomic impact of SAD in the general population of Austria. METHODS We conducted a computer-assisted telephone interview in 910 randomly selected subjects (577 females and 333 males) using the Seasonal… CONTINUE READING
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