What does SAD mean?

SAD is an acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression most often exacerbated by the fall and winter seasons and their darker days.

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Examples of SAD


Examples of SAD
Most people experience SAD during the winter. Less commonly, some people find they experience SAD in reverse – with depressive symptoms occurring in summer.
After the age of 50, the risk of SAD starts to decline. Researchers aren’t yet sure why.
The reduced level of sunlight in fall and winter may cause winter-onset SAD.

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