Does weather affect depression?

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Some people experience a type of depression during fall or winter months called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which may arise from a shortage of daylight. SAD may occur when the seasons change, typically from summer to fall or fall to winter. Some SAD sufferers may also notice depression symptoms at other times of the year during long periods of cloudy or rainy weather. If you suspect you have SAD, see your doctor or mental health provider to get properly diagnosed and treated.

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