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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression. A person who has SAD feels depressed at specific times of the year. The most common times for this condition are late fall and winter.
Treatment for SAD includes talk therapy, light therapy, combination of both talk and light therapy, and medicines for depression (antidepressants). If you take medicine for SAD, avoid using alcohol and other substances that may prevent your medicine from working properly.
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This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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