Have you ever noticed you feel more depressed during fall and/or winter? It isn’t just you, in fact, seasonal affective disorder is extremely common, with over 75,000,000 Americans being affected each year. Although seasonal affective disorder often comes and goes with the seasons, it can be very important to treat the condition!
Notice changes in your mood, appetite or energy as the seasons change? Seasonal affective disorder often begins to affect patients during the fall/winter months and can include symptoms such as:
Although the exact cause of seasonal affective disorder is unknown, there are a few things known to play a role:
When it comes to seasonal affective disorder, there are a few factors which can increase your likelihood of experiencing symptoms. These factors include family history, genetics, mental health and even place of living.
Just like with any mental disorder, the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are nothing to ignore. Left untreated, the following complications of seasonal affective disorder can occur:
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