Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. It usually starts in the late fall and early winter and goes away during the spring and summer. Some people do have episodes of depression that start in the spring or summer, but that is a lot less common. Symptoms of SAD may include

  • Sadness
  • Gloomy outlook
  • Feeling hopeless, worthless, and irritable
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
  • Low energy
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Carbohydrate cravings and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

SAD is more common in women, young people, and those who live far from the equator. You are also more likely to have SAD if you or your family members have depression.

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  1. Seasonal Affective Disorder (National Library of Medicine)  
    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. It usually starts ...
  2. Seasonal affective disorder is a mental health condition that is triggered by the changing of the seasons. This condition is a subtype of major depressive disorder ...
  3. Seasonal Affective Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    This fact sheet provides information about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. It includes a description of SAD, signs and symptoms, how SAD is diagnosed, causes, and treatment options.
  4. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects some people and appears at the same time ... seasonal affective disorder, sad, winter blahs, winter blues, winter depression, depression in winter, depressed in winter, melatonin, serotonin, low ...
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  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Seasonal Affective Disorder From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  8. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually ... chap 29. National Institute of Mental Health website. Seasonal affective disorder. www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/seasonal-affective- ...
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  10. SAD, also known as seasonal affective disorder, is a type of depression that occurs with the seasons, usually in the fall and winter months, and can be ...
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