Summer Days, Summer Daze: Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

Take Care of Yourself

In New England, most of us can’t wait for those long winter months to end as we watch summer bloom. The sun shines, the weather is warm, one can hear the sound of kids laughing and playing in the neighborhood streets. This all sounds relaxing, calming, even. Time off from work becomes more than just a movie-night-in, or time to catch up on errands. Summer naturally makes people happier; as we get out into the sun and soak up Vitamin D while playing games with pals, our bodies begin to radiate happiness.

For some, the summer is not a time of joy but rather one of sadness. Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is more often than not diagnosed to patients during the cold winter months. That may seem a bit obvious seeing as winter can be gloomy and a long difficult season to get through, but S.A.D. is also seen in…

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