Some people suffer from symptoms of depression during the winter months, with symptoms subsiding during the spring and summer months. This may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a mood disorder associated with depression episodes and related to seasonal variations of light.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... SAD is a cyclic, seasonal condition, which means signs and symptoms are present only during a particular season of the year and then go away. Most of the time, the signs and symptoms of SAD appear dur...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Doctors don''t know the causes of SAD, but heredity, age and your body''s chemical makeup all seem to play a role. So can the availability of sunlight. Researchers suspect that reduced sunlight may di...
Source: MayoClinic

Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment

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Treatment
... Like depression, it''s often possible to successfully manage SAD. Treatments may include: Light therapy. This is the main treatment for many people with winter depression. In light therapy, you sit a ...
Source: MayoClinic

Seasonal Affective Disorder Support

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Coping skills
... Some things you can do on your own can help you cope with seasonal depression. The following suggestions may help you better manage SAD: Increase the amount of light in your home. Open blinds, add sky...
Source: MayoClinic

Seasonal Affective Disorder Other

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Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder and Light Therapy
... What is seasonal affective disorder? Seasonal affective disorder is a major (serious) form of depression that occurs at the same time each year. Researchers have identified two types of SAD. The most ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What is Seasonal Depression?
... Seasonal depression, often called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a depression that occurs each year at the same time, usually starting in fall or winter and ending in spring or early summer. It...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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