Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Symptoms
If you have
seasonal affective disorder (SAD), you will usually
have symptoms of
depression during the winter when there is less
daylight (October through April). Symptoms of SAD include:
- Difficulty concentrating.
energy and fatigue.
- Reduced interest in daily activities,
especially social activities.
- Moodiness (depressed, sad, or
- Increased appetite.
- Cravings for
complex carbohydrates (such as pasta and bread).
- Increased sleep.
- Loss of interest in
People with SAD may either have symptoms of major
depression or minor depression. Those with minor depression are considered to
have subsyndromal SAD.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 07, 2010
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