Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues,summer depression, summer blues, or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressivesymptoms in the winter or summer, spring or autumn year after year. It is a type of depression that has many healthy, natural treatments to turn it around

Although experts were initially skeptical, this condition is now recognized as a common disorder, with its prevalence in the U.S. ranging from 1.4 percent in Florida to 9.7 percent in New Hampshire.    The U.S. National Library of Medicine notes that “some people experience a serious mood change when the seasons change. They may sleep too much, have little energy, and may also feel depressed.


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