January 4, 2017

Beating the winter blues

Real solutions to a real problem
By ALYSSA ADAM
Does it feel like the winter months always have you in a funk? Sometimes it is just the winter blues, but in most cases it is an actual medical condition that should not be brushed off.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression triggered by the change in seasons, occurring primarily in winter.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about 4 to 6 percent of U.S. residents suffer from SAD, and as many as 20 percent may have a mild form of it that starts when days get shorter and colder.

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