Friday November 22, 2019

HEALTH CHECK: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive mood disorder associated with changes in the seasons. The most recognised form of the illness is known as Winter SAD which, as the name suggests, tends to strike around this time of year. What is it?

By Emmet Ryan

Technology Editor

@emmetjryan
1st December, 2007

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive mood disorder associated with changes in the seasons. The most recognised form of the illness is known as Winter SAD which, as the name suggests, tends to strike around this time of year. What is it?

Many people feel a bit gloomy as the long, bright days of summer make way for the dark evenings and chill of winter months, but for individuals suffering from SAD the onset...

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