Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that usually happens in fall and winter, and can cause heightened anxiety. If anxiety is the most prominent symptom, this condition is sometimes called seasonal anxiety disorder. However, depressive symptoms are most likely.
Symptoms of SAD include:
Spending more time outside in natural light, or at the very least spending time near a window, is one of the best ways to combat SAD. Regular exercise and eating well are also important steps to take to boost your mood, in addition to any treatments recommended by your doctor.
Read more about SAD below.
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