The British Journal of Psychiatry
Seasonal affective disorder, environmental hypersensitivity and somatisation.
M Hotopf


An association between seasonal affective disorder (SAD) diagnosed according to DSM-III-R criteria and 'environmental hypersensitivity', candida hypersensitivity, and food allergies is reported in two patients. It is suggested that patients with somatisation disorder may present with symptoms of SAD and other media-popularised diagnoses in a form reminiscent of the cases of multiple media-popularised diagnoses.