Recognize seasonal affective disorder

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Valley News - Health
HENDERSONVILLA, Tenn. – Seasonal affective disorder is characterized as a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons, typically tied to the start of fall and persisting into the winter months. Depressive disorders don’t take holidays, and this time of year can be stressful. For individuals who suffer from or are at risk for depression, though, the impact of holiday stresses and pressures can be much more severe than the momentary frustrations that almost everyone experiences. Typical symptoms of SAD, sometimes referred to as winter depression, may include the following from the Mayo Clinic: feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day; a lack of energy; losing interest in activities you once enjoyed; feeling sluggish or agitated; oversleeping or having proble
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