Sound familiar? You may have seasonal affective disorder, a kind of depression suffered by millions of Americans. In the winter, SAD symptoms are linked with shrinking daylight hours, which means our brains create less of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin, so folks living far from the equator are disproportionately affected. Like with other forms of depression, women are more at risk for SAD, as well as people with a history of depression in their family.
What can you do?