Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

What is seasonal affective disorder?

A type of depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects people in a seasonal pattern, usually meaning that during the winter people who are affected experience symptoms including low mood, lethargy, feelings of despair, sleeping longer and a loss of interest in everyday activities they normally enjoy. 

How to cope with SAD

If you think you might have seasonal affective disorder, see your GP who could diagnose it and recommend medications or treatments that could help you.

Able Futures could also support you to access therapy, make changes to your lifestyle such as spending time outside to get as much sunlight as possible, or how you could access talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

Apply now for support from Able Futures.


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