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Seasonal Affective Disorder

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression associated with late autumn and winter and thought to be caused by a lack of light. Symptoms typically include fatigue, depression, hopelessness, irritability, weight gain or loss, and social withdrawal. Treatment can involve light therapy (phototherapy), talk therapy, and/ or medications.