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It’s that Time of the Year: Seasonal Affective Disorder

It is that time of the year again: Seasonal Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is a mood disorder that is characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year.

Seasonal affective disorder occurs in climates where there is less sunlight at certain times of the year. Or when winter comes around and there are less hours in the day with sunlight.

S.A.D Symptoms:

Some of the most general symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Hopelessness
  • Social withdrawal

Treatment options:

Some of the treatment options available include:

  • Light therapy (phototherapy)
  • Talk therapy
  • Medications

Please consult a medical professional for a diagnosis and treatment. It could be dangerous to your health and those around you if you do not seek professional medical advice.

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