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The darker hours also can impact those with depression and seasonal affective disorder.
Many of us are aware that not getting enough daylight can cause seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
This strategy, also used to treat seasonal affective disorder, is believed to impact brain chemicals linked to sleep and mood.
Fighting off the winter blues, as seasonal affective disorder kicked my ass all over January.
According to The Atlantic, the time shift might be detrimental to people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a depression that kicks in when the seasons change.
In the depths of winter, with daylight slipping away before evening and temperatures barely hitting the freezing mark, many couples face a different kind of seasonal change: seasonal affective disorder.
The short answer to this question is: seasonal affective disorder.
Winter is terrible for many reasons, seasonal affective disorder, treacherous slicks of ice, and the infinite quest for moisturized skin among them.
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Did You Know?
Seasonal affective disorder hasn't been recognized as a medical condition for very long, and the term has only become part of the general English vocabulary during the past three decades or so (its earliest documented appearance in print dates from 1983). "Seasonal affective disorder" (abbreviated SAD) is also sometimes called "Winter Depression" and some researchers describe it as a "hibernation reaction" in which sensitive individuals react to the decreasing amounts of light and the colder temperatures of fall and winter.
First Known Use of seasonal affective disorder
SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER Defined for English Language Learners
seasonal affective disorder
Definition of seasonal affective disorder for English Language Learners
medical : an illness that makes people feel sad and tired during the winter because there is less light during the day
medical Definition of seasonal affective disorder
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