Short Days Got You Down?
SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is a type of depression that is caused by the shorter days of late fall and early winter.
The symptoms are similar to those of typical depression – feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, loss of interest in activities they usually enjoy, difficulty concentrating, etc.
The difference is that SAD only happens seasonally not all year round.
Doctors usually prescribe antidepressants and/or light therapy depending on how severe the symptoms are.
There is also a less usual type of SAD which occurs in the summertime but there is less known about that and staying out of the daylight is one of the suggestions given for that.