The season for feeling S.A.D.

Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 11:22 PM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The winter months for some spell the set of seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression that usually is brought on by the colder, shorter days.

“Seasonal affective disorder is depression that tends to get triggered by a change in seasons, it’s usually when fall starts and the seasonal depression can get worse in the winter.” Doctor Elizabeth Lonning says that the lack of exposure to sunlight changes our sleep cycle and hormones that can make it difficult to regulate your mood.

Some signs you should look out for are a greater than typical sadness or anxiety, your regular activities being impaired, lack of drive to do the typical things you enjoy, trouble getting out of bed, and tendency to sleep more.

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