By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As the daylight hours shrink, people’s moods can wind up in the tank.

Rest assured, you’re not alone. It’s the SAD season for those affected by seasonal affective disorder. That’s the depression, fatigue and withdrawal that shorter days and longer nights often bring.

“The seasonal mood change can come in different shapes and forms,” said Dr. Dorothy Sit, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

“It can be a clinical diagnosis of depression, which we call SAD, but some people experience a milder form,”…


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