SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder is simply: depression that follows a seasonal pattern.
The most typical example of SAD that you have likely heard is when someone experiences symptoms of depression throughout the winter months, in climates where there is less exposure to sun throughout the day. Which basically translates to: reduced vitmain d = depression.
But, alas, it’s never that simple with mental illness is it?
Did you know that it’s possible to experience SAD in the summer? Yep, you heard it right. Some people actually experience depression seasonally in the summer months, or the fall, or the spring.
So, while a lack of vitamin d formation can definitely play a factor, it’s not the only reason someone may experience SAD.
But, if you’ve been struggling during these cold, grey days, you’re not alone there either. We’ll be sharing some tips on getting through those winter blues in our upcoming posts!
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