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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? 

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern.   SAD can, in some cases, cause depression in the spring or early summer. However, it is more common during autumn and winter, hence why it’s often referred to as the ‘winter blues’ [14]. At other times of year, sufferers […]

What are the symptoms of SAD? 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a kind of depression that comes and goes seasonally. It is more common during the autumn and winter months – so it is often known as the ‘winter blues’. How do you know if you are suffering from SAD? Some of the main symptoms of SAD include:  Persistent low mood  Loss […]

How is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) treated?

 When it comes to SAD, physicians all seem to be shouting the same message: “Let there be light!”.   Light treatment is the first treatment of choice for SAD [23]. This involves sitting by a special lamp called a light box, usually for around 30 minutes to an hour each morning. The light produced by the […]

What causes Seasonal Affective Disorder? 

Most of us know all too well how difficult the winter months can be.   You wake up and go to work in pitch black, only to spend all day in an office and return home again in darkness! It’s no surprise, then, that many of us feel the bite of this seasonal transition.  SAD is […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: 5 Tips to Take The SAD Out of Winter

As summer fades and the days turn shorter, darker, and colder, you may begin to experience the ‘winter blues’. A drop in mood over the winter months is something a lot of people experience, and potentially pass off as an inevitability of the time of year.  But in more severe cases, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) […]

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