• Consumer Health: Understanding seasonal affective disorder

a middle-aged woman looking sad, with her eyes closed, holding a cup in both hands, standing in front of a dark window with snow falling outsideSeasonal affective disorder: Symptoms and treatment
Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. For most people with seasonal affective disorder, symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping their energy and making them feel moody. Symptoms may start out mild and become more severe as the season progresses. Treatment may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy. Learn more about the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder and whether treatment might be right for you.


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