Seasonal effective disorder (SAD)

Grace Mulder

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Seasonal effective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you are like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months; sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

Some symptoms are Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day, losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, having low energy, having problems with sleeping, experiencing changes in your appetite or weight, feeling sluggish or agitated, having difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty, and having frequent thoughts of death or suicide.

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Seasonal effective disorder (SAD)