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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure.
It’s found that around 5 percent of people may experience SAD lasting 40% of the year
Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people all throughout the world. Most commonly experienced during fall and winter months, the symptoms of SAD include depression, hypersomnia, lethargy, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts and decreased social interaction. Higher levels of anxiety are experienced at the end of the summer season as those
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that typically starts in early winter and is relieved by spring. Symptoms include:
Irritability Headaches Extreme fatigue, lethargy and sleepiness Increased appetite Carbohydrate cravings Lack of concentration Decreased libido
No one knows exactly what causes SAD but most of the theories involve the effect of light
When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it may not seem as drastic of a shift as you think, it matters more to our mental and physical states than you may know. Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect around 10 million Americans a