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    Take the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Quiz

    If you notice you feel depressed when the seasons change, you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is marked by periods of depression followed by periods of normal or high mood the rest of the year. Take this quiz to learn more.

    1. People with seasonal affective disorder feel sad only during the winter.
    2. Women and teens are more likely to develop SAD than others.
    3. SAD can be hard to diagnose because its symptoms are like those of other illnesses.
    4. The hormone estrogen may play a role in SAD.
    5. SAD is more common in northern regions of the world.
    6. One symptom of summer SAD is weight loss.
    7. A good way to feel better when you have winter SAD is to get outdoors every day.
    8. For more severe cases of SAD, treatment might be "light therapy."
    Online Medical Reviewer: Ballas, Paul, DO
    Online Medical Reviewer: Foley, Maryann, RN, BSN
    Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
    Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2019
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