By Gianmarco Flores

What is S.A.D.?

A person typically has symptoms of depression and unexplained fatigue as winter approaches and daylight hours become shorter

Signs or Symptoms

  • changes in mood
  • lack of enjoyment
  • low energy
  • changes in sleep
  • changes in eating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • less time socializing

How does it affect someone?

it would affect someone by having them not eat correctly, sleep correctly, not going out of their room, not talking as much as they used to, etc.

Other names or forms?

Seasonal Depression, Winter Depression, and Wintertime Blues

How is S.A.D. diagnosed?

Doctors help diagnose S.A.D. by giving the person medical checkups.

How is S.A.D. treated?

  • Increased Light Exposure
  • Light Therapy
  • Talk Therapy
  • Medication

interesting note or fact

  • Follow your doctor's Recommendations for treatment.
  • Learn all you can about S.A.D. and explain the condition to others so they can work with you.
  • Get plenty of exercise, especially outdoors.
  • Spend time with friends and loved ones who understand what you're going through.
  • Be patient.
  • Ask for help with homework and other assignments if you need it.
  • Eat correctly
  • Develop a sleep routine