What are the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder?

SAD is a type of a mood disorder that’s a specific related to Seasons- it begins and ends at about the same time every year. Most typically, SAD symptoms start in the late fall and worsen in the winter. It is usually erupts in October and November, when the days become shorter, and typically remits when spring approaches. SAD can look and feel much like depression, but it has a seasonal pattern—usually beginning and ending with fall and spring, and tending to happen similarly in consecutive years.Please seek professional help immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling as if there’s nothing you can do to better your situation
  • Feeling totally hopeless
  • Feeling unable to perform your usual responsibilities
  • Feelings of desperation
  • Hearing voices
  • Seeing things that aren’t really there
  • Serious weight loss
  • Thoughts of ending your life
  • Very weird, unusual thoughts
  • Depressed mood most of the day nearly every day
  • Loss of interest in things you used to find interesting or enjoyable
  • Changes in sleep patterns—primarily oversleeping
  • Low energy and lethargy
  • Difficulty with concentration and focus
  • Feeling anxious or irritable, or having difficulty managing stress
  • A reluctance to engage with others and a desire to be alone
  • Decreased libido and sexual desire
  • Craving sunlight
  • Craving carbohydrate-rich foods