Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)


Tis the time of year when northerners, like those of us in the Chicago area, pine for the spring, and celebrate days when temperatures reach as high as the 30s.   The cold becomes everyone’s favorite small talk topic, and becomes a factor in many day to day activities.  For most of us it is an annoyance and inconvenience, but for some, it is much more than that.  Here is some information on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), from one of my favorite sources for health information, WebMD.

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that affects a person during the same season each year. If you get depressed in the winter but feel much better in spring and summer, you may have SAD.

Anyone can get SAD, but it is more common in…

Categories : Depression

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