Seasonal affective disorder and latitude: a review of the literature.

@article{Mersch1999SeasonalAD,
  title={Seasonal affective disorder and latitude: a review of the literature.},
  author={Peter Paul Alois Mersch and Hermine M Middendorp and Antoinette Leonore Bouhuys and Domien G. M. Beersma and Rutger H van den Hoofdakker},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          35-48
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between the prevalence of SAD and latitude. METHODS An overview of the epidemiological literature on the prevalence of SAD is given and studies relevant for the latitudinal dependency of prevalence will be analyzed and discussed. RESULTS The mean prevalence of SAD is two times higher in North America compared to Europe. Over all prevalence studies, the correlation between prevalence and latitude was not significant. A… CONTINUE READING
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