A Primer on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression related to the change of seasons.
People experience SAD mostly in the autumn and winter months and it leaves them with symptoms including feelings of depression and lethargy.
The shorter days, reduced sunshine and stresses of the holiday season might contribute to SAD.
There are various treatments for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), including antidepressants and talk therapy, which you should discuss with your doctor.
For those looking for activities around the house to help with SAD and other forms of depression, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that people consider arts and creative therapies. Some experts believe such activities can be especially helpful for those who find it difficult to express their thoughts and feelings with words.