Seasonal Affective Disorder: Feeling SAD
What Is SAD?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a seasonal mood disorder associated with the turn of the seasons, typically beginning in fall through early spring, that affects millions across the world. Long before the advent of modern psychology, countless cultures through time have acknowledged mood difficulties adjusting to the changing of the seasons.
Why does seasonal affective disorder exists? We can’t point to one reason, but SAD is a reactive disorder correlated with:
Disruption to people’s circadian rhythms, resulting in sleep disturbances and feelings of disorientation.
Effects on hormones and neurotransmitters, methods