Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder | Psychology Today

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent major depressive disorder in which episodes of depression occur during the same season each year. This condition is sometimes called the “winter blues,” because the most common seasonal pattern is for depressive episodes to appear in the fall or winter and remit in the spring.

I have always heard about the “winter blues” but I never knew it was called something else. Or that people get depressed during certain seasons… Very interesting. -Rosemary