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Table 1 Characteristics of participating hospitals

From: Prevention of seasonal affective disorder in daily clinical practice: results of a survey in German-speaking countries

Characteristics Number of hospitals (response in %)
Country (n = 100)
 Austria 18 (18%)
 Germany 71 (71%)
 Switzerland 11 (11%)
Type of hospital (n = 99)
 University hospital 21 (21%)
 Teaching hospital 23 (23%)
 Specialized psychiatric hospital 33 (33%)
 Psychiatric department in general hospital 22 (22%)
Patients treated because of acute SAD in 2014/2015 (n = 92)
 0% SAD patients treated 2014/2015 14 (15%)
 ≤ 5% of patients treated because of SAD 58 (63%)
 5,1%–10% of patients treated because of SAD 13 (14%)
 ≥ 10% of patients treated because of SAD 5 (5%)
Interventions used to treat acute SAD (n = 86)
 Antidepressants 85 (99%)
 Lifestyle changes 78 (91%)
 Light therapy 75 (87%)
 Psychotherapy 73 (85%)
 Agomelatine 61(71%)
 Dietary changes 48 (56%)
 Alternative methods (e.g. meditation) 47 (55%)
 Melatonin 17 (20%)
 Methylphenidate 5 (6%)
  1. n, total number of participating hospitals that answered this question; SAD, seasonal affective disorder