Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are a variety of symptoms associated with SAD, ranging from apparent ones, like feelings of sadness, to signs that may be less obvious, like appetite changes and specific cravings.
Other symptoms might include:
- Weight gain
- Low energy and tiredness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling agitated
- Feeling hopeless
Treatment can range from light therapy to talk therapy to medications. In addition to treatment options, healthy food choices can also help support positive changes in mood.