If you feel SAD, you're not alone

If you’re struggling with the lack of daylight, you’re not alone.

About two to three per cent of Canadians will experience an illness called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a syndrome characterized by recurring depression that happens annually at the same time each year. Another 15 per cent of Canadians will experience a milder form of SAD, which leaves them feeling depressed but able to cope with life without major disruptions.

Symptoms typically surface sometime between October and December and lift sometime in March. Some people have expressed SAD symptoms in the summer as they anticipate darker, colder days approaching. The depression lasts an average of 3.9 months.

Symptoms include:

  • Feeling like you’re sleeping all th
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