For some women, the shorter days and reduced daylight that start as summer ends signal a welcome time to nest a little, prepare for the upcoming holidays and—if they can fit it into their jam-packed schedules—relax by the fire with a good book while watching the 4 p.m. sunset.
Women with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) don’t see it quite the same way. For them, the changing seasons indicate a return of the depression they struggle with every year during the fall and winter.
Here’s a look at SAD and how it affects the women who struggle with the challenges it brings each year as the seasons change.
Find a doctor
If your mood has shifted with the season change and it's affecting your daily life, talk to your doctor. You can find a Providence mental health professional using our provider directory. Or you can search for a primary care doctor in your area.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.
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