Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder? The Question of the Week

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    I thought we could talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) today.  Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression brought on by the shorter days and less sunlight.  Some people are very affected by this and have more pronounced depression symptoms especially during the autumn and winter months. 


    And then there are some people who are more depressed in the Spring.  And there are still others who become depressed in the summer.  To every depression there is a season it seems. 


    Which brings me to our community question of the week:


    Do you suffer from SAD?  Which season is the worst time of year for you as far as your depression symptoms.  For those of you who have SAD during the winter months have you found anything that helps?  We would love to hear your story.

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    Our Deborah Gray has been writing about SAD recently from her first-hand perspective.  If you also have SAD she offers some helpful strategies to cope.  Please refer to the following articles for more information:


    We hope to hear from you.  Thank you for participating on Health Central's Depression site.



Published On: January 31, 2012