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SAD Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is when depression worsens with changing seasons. 10%-20% of depression sufferers are affected in this way. It is not yet fully understood how these changes affect mental health but most theories involve sleep patterns, thyroid levels, and melatonin - a chemical released in the body to signal sleepiness.

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