Shorter Days Can Trigger Depression

The days are getting shorter, and this is the time of year that can trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin Dr. Travis Fisher says SAD is a major depressive disorder.

“This isn’t just somebody who feels a little sad when there’s snow on the ground because they’d prefer to be out on the beach. It’s an actual major depression that happens to have a seasonal pattern to it.”


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