Your Bad Mood Could Be Seasonal Depression — Here Are the Signs to Look Out For
As the days begin to get colder and the sun begins to set a lot earlier, you may notice that your mood is also beginning to change. All the energy you once had is fading, and you find yourself wanting to stay inside all day and hibernate. If this sounds like you and you're experiencing these feelings frequently — especially during the Fall and Winter months — you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons.
To learn more about the symptoms of SAD and the best ways to manage and treat it, POPSUGAR spoke to Ken Yeager, PhD, LISW, and director of the Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Program, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.