Seasonal Affective Disorder Evaluation
The evaluation of seasonal affective disorder begins with a medical history and physical examination.
The physical examination is usually normal in those with seasonal affective disorder.
Testing may be necessary to exclude conditions that cause symptoms similar to seasonal affective disorder.
Tests that may be used to evaluate seasonal affective disorder include:
- Complete blood count
- Liver profile
- Kidney profile
- Glucose tolerance testing
- Thyroid profile
- Drug screening
- Serum folate
- Vitamin B12 level
Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate seasonal affective disorder include:
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