Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of
depression that occurs during the same
season each year. You may have SAD if you felt depressed during the last two winters but felt much better in
spring and summer.
We love our vacations -- those great escapes from the humdrum and the
hassles. But if you're depressed, the annual vacation may seem like yet another
obstacle -- especially with soaring gas prices and an unstable economy.
Vacation depression is a fact of life for many people.
You feel guilty spending the money -- and pushing yourself to plan the trip
becomes a burden. Every flat tire, delayed flight, and tantrum (child or
adult) is simply draining. When your vacation ends, there's the depressing