Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
If you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), you will usually have symptoms of Reference depression Opens New Window during the winter when there is less daylight (October through April). Symptoms of SAD include:
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Low energy and fatigue.
- Reduced interest in daily activities, especially social activities.
- Moodiness (depressed, sad, or unusually quiet).
- Increased appetite.
- Cravings for complex carbohydrates (such as pasta and bread).
- Weight gain.
- Increased sleep.
- Loss of interest in sex.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alfred Lewy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry