7 Ways to Avoid SAD This Winter

Dr. Jane Leonard

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs in the winter months. The symptoms are the same as classical depression, the only difference being that it occurs in a seasonal pattern. SAD is common in the UK and countries north of the equator. Typically the symptoms develop when the hours of daylight start to shorten in September; the symptoms tend to reach a peak in the winter months, December, January and February. Then the severity of symptoms starts to reduce as spring begins and the hours of daylight start to increase.

Keep scrolling to read more about the symptoms and the steps you can take to prevent SAD.

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