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As the days get shorter and the temperatures continue to drop during winter, some people experience depression-like symptoms. Robert Farra PhD, Director of Solutions for Depression and Anxiety at NorthShore, shines some light on commonly asked questions relating to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Q: What is seasonal affective disorder?
Q: What are the symptoms of SAD?
Q: How many people are affected?
Q: Why do many people experience depression before the holidays?
Q: How can people combat seasonal depression? Any concrete tips?
Are you affected by the change of the season? What do you do to stay active even with less sunshine?