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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
Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful.
But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk food.
These people have seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Our moods and energy levels fluctuate with