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    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally. Treatments include medications and therapies such as light therapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes SAD, how to treat it, and much more.

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    Thumbnail: What is Seasonal Affective Disorder/Winter Depression?

    Winter depression is still a mystery to scientists who study it. But researchers agree that people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder are particularly sensitive to light, or the lack of it.

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