Winter Weather and Seasonal Affective Disorder

By: Shannon Kantner Email
By: Shannon Kantner Email

Michigan is experiencing one of the worst winters its seen in years, and that means doctors offices are experiencing more patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.

SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of year, usually in the winter. Many people suffer from it every year around this time, but with the extreme weather conditions, there are more cases developing.

Symptoms include a lack of energy and a feeling of hopelessness, and SAD continues for months until the weather turns sunny and the days are longer.

News 10's Shannon Kantner is talking with experts about SAD and will have the full story on WILX at 5:00.


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