Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a condition in which a person feels depressed at a certain time each year. It most often occurs during the fall and winter months when days are shorter and there is less light. Treatment includes light therapy, dawn simulation, counseling, and antidepressant medicines.
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Alfred Lewy MD, PhD - Psychiatry
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