originally posted on The.Lo.Down.
Seasonal Depression is Real
As we truck through the snow and freezing cold this winter, it’s natural to feel somewhat downtrodden with spring months away. Everyone notices seasonal changes differently. While some people aren’t really affected, others find it difficult—if not debilitating—to go about their everyday lives.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) was previously classified as a primary psychiatric illness. Today, however, it’s considered a “specifier” that manifests in people who have recurrent depressive episodes.