Harvard Men's Health Watch

Seasonal blues: Should you worry?

Many people feel a change in mood with the change in seasons. In some cases, major clinical depression can be triggered by the change from fall to winter or winter to spring. This pattern is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). A possibly helpful treatment is morning exposure to a special daylight lamp. However, depression of any kind that causes concern should be evaluated by a doctor.
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