Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that fluctuates with changes in the seasons. While some people can suffer from SAD symptoms in the spring and summer, SAD typically occurs in dark, cold months in fall and winter. 

According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of SAD typically include: 

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Seasonal Affective Disorder affects more than ten million Americans ​
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How Does Light Therapy Treat SAD?

Light therapy devices are manufactured to mimic natural sunlight. When 10,000 Lux enters your eyes, it triggers serotonin production in your brain. Using a light therapy device for 30 minutes every morning can boost your mood and productivity during the day, and help you sleep better at night. 

Using light therapy for depression
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