Health & Fitness

November 25, 2013 12:00 AM

Doc Talk: Shorter days can trigger seasonal affective disorder

Many people feel down in the dumps or not like themselves during the winter. This may be a sign of a serious medical problem commonly referred to as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Psychiatrists classify SAD as major depression with seasonal pattern, which means that the person tends to experience episodes of depression during the fall or winter.

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