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Can children experience SAD?


Q. Can children experience seasonal affective disorder? A. “They definitely can,” says Deborah Serani, a Smithtown psychologist and author of “Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.” Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that starts about this time of year, when the clocks are set back an hour. “That’s […]

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SAD – Don’t let it get you down this winter


SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder affects around two million people each year, and as the nights are getting longer it’s around this time of year it’s going to start creeping upon you. “Many people don’t consider SAD to be a real form of depression due to its seasonal nature; but the symptoms and feelings that […]

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Change in seasons can bring change in mood


As the seasons start to change, more may be in shift than just the weather. For some people, the change from spring and summer into fall and winter bring with it major bouts of depression known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Larry Bates, an associate professor of psychology at the University of North Alabama, […]

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Seasonal Depression Sinking In


It’s a type of depression doctors say you may not know you have. Since Daylight Savings is over, doctors are reporting a small spike in the number of patients coming in with signs of depression. It’s called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, and doctors say its symptoms show up about this time each year. It’s […]

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Detecting Signs of Depression: What You Need To Know


While many people suffer from depression, many of the people who do, don’t realize it. As many as 12 million Americans may suffer from a lower-form of depression, and there are some signs that can help you figure out if you’re among them. Low-grade depression isn’t the same as clinical depression, and you won’t get […]

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