Causes Of Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. Symptoms usually begin in fall and continue throughout the winter months. SAD can decrease your energy and make you feel moody. There is no exact cause for seasonal affective disorder, but experts believe it is due to lack of light which can disrupt sleep patterns and cause issues with your serotonin (brain chemical that affects mood) level. It’s important to not ignore the warning signs of SAD and brush them off as just “winter blues”. Some of the symptoms of SAD include feeling sad or moody, loss of interest in your favorite activities, craving carbohydrates (i.e. bread and pasta), weight gain, sleeping more but still feeling tired, and having
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