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Feeling S.A.D This Winter?


Seasonal affective disorder, aptly abbreviated as SAD, is a type of seasonal depression characterised by low mood in the winter months. This year, about 20% of the population will be affected by ‘sub-syndrome SAD’, colloquially known as the winter blues. In these cases, the symptoms of SAD are felt to some degree but are manageable. However, for 2% of the population, SAD can be […]

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Shorter Days Can Trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder


Many people feel down in the dumps or not like themselves during the winter. This may be a sign of a serious medical problem commonly referred to as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Psychiatrists classify SAD as major depression with seasonal pattern, which means that the person tends to experience episodes of depression during the […]

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5 easy tips to beat the winter blues


Snug inside a balmy chair of warming solitude murmuring, Yeah! It’s right in the midst of winter time again…But, winters can also bring in shift in moods and can make you suffer from a phenomenon called ‘seasonally affected’ or winter depression. According to medical experts, in some cases, winter blues can develop into seasonal affective […]

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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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