The four seasons: food intake frequency in seasonal affective disorder in the course of a year.

@article{Kruchi1988TheFS,
  title={The four seasons: food intake frequency in seasonal affective disorder in the course of a year.},
  author={Kurt Kr{\"a}uchi and Anna M Wirz-Justice},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1988},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={323-38}
}
Patients with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) report atypical symptoms of increased appetite, particularly "carbohydrate craving," increased body weight, and sleepiness, during their winter depression. To document feeding behavior in detail, a Food/Drink Frequency Questionnaire (FDFQ) was given to female control subjects and SAD patients at each of the four seasons. SAD patients consumed carbohydrate-rich foods (starch and not sweets) more often than controls (annual mean) and also showed a… CONTINUE READING