Knowing the symptoms and treating SAD
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part column about seasonal affective disorder. The first part ran Nov. 19.
What are the symptoms of SAD?
Everyone feels sad sometimes. If you experience the loss of a friend or family member, it is normal to feel upset or depressed. If you break up with a boy or girl friend or struggle with other problems, it is common to feel sad. But if the sadness persists for weeks, especially if there is no apparent cause, this could be a sign of the depression that goes along with seasonal affective disorder.