Health Tip: You May Have Seasonal Affective Disorder

powered by healthline

Average Ratings

If winter is getting you down

(HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is characterized by a series of mood changes that appear year after year as the seasons change -- most often as the weather gets colder.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says symptoms of SAD often include:

  • A sudden craving for sweet or starchy foods, changes in appetite or gaining weight.
  • Lack of energy, feeling tired or sleeping more than usual.
  • Anxiety, irritability or having difficulty concentrating.
  • Unusual sensitivity to social rejection.
  • Feeling guilty or hopeless.

-- Diana Kohnle
Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Article from
Top of page
General Drug Tools
General Drug Tools view all tools
Tools for
Healthy Living
Tools for Healthy Living view all tools
Search Tools
Search Tools view all tools
Insurance Plan Tools
Insurance Plan Tools view all tools