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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

You may have heard about SAD or even know someone who suffers with it. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depressive disorder related to changes in seasons. It affects most people through the fall and winter months, when days are shorter and weather isn't so nice. People with bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer from SAD. Less often, people will experience symptoms of SAD in the spring and summer months. Symptoms to watch for are low energy, poor appetite, insomnia, and agitation or anxiety. Don't wait to contact your doctor if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of SAD, as there are treatments available and often symptoms get better with the change of seasons.






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