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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. SAD typically occurs in fall and winter and most symptoms subside in early spring and summer as sunlight increases

Symptoms: depressed mood, low energy, change in sleep, difficulty concentrating

Treatment: light therapy, medications and psychotherapy

ways to support mental health during winter months

  • Create an exercise routine
  • Meditate
  • Stick to a sleep routine
  • Balanced diet rich in omega 3, zinc and antioxidants
  • Staying connected to loved ones

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