Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. Although SAD can occur for some people in the summer, it is most common in the late fall or winter months. SAD is also referred to as “the winter blues”, although it’s important to see your doctor if it becomes serious.
Symptoms of the winter blues and SAD –
- Feeling sad, grumpy, moody or anxious
- Losing interest in usual activities
- Gaining weight and craving and eating more carbohydrates such as bread or pasta
- Tiredness or low energy
- Having difficulty concentrating and sleeping