17 02, 2020

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

By | 2020-02-17T11:10:21-05:00 February 17th, 2020|Grief Support|2 Comments

What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? SAD is a form of depression also known as winter or seasonal depression. However, SAD is more than just “winter blues.” People with SAD experience symptoms similar to depression. The symptoms people experience can be very distressing and can interfere with daily functioning. Some of these symptoms include sleeping more, feelings of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities which are usually enjoyed, decreased energy, decreased libido and irritability. Appetite may change too, with people tending to eat more. SAD can also be experienced in the spring or summer but it is less [...]