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Should I be worried about seasonal affective disorder?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) like other forms of depression can get very serious if left untreated. You should only really worry about SAD if symptoms begin to get complicated with thoughts of suicide, social withdrawal, or substance abuse. It is important to see a doctor if symptoms spring up. Early diagnosis and treatment are your best bet to avoid becoming worried about SAD.

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