Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually starting in the late fall and winter months. Occurring more often in women than in men, symptoms of SAD tend to begin for many during the late teen years and in adulthood.
Understanding the symptoms of SAD and increasing ones awareness is key in overcoming this disorder. While exercise, eating a balanced diet and increasing our vitamin D intake can help people with mild depression, others may require counselling.