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Seasonal Affective Disorder Explained
Find out why fall and winter can be so depressing.
Key Facts In This Video
Season Affective Disorder is the beginning or worsening of the symptoms of depression which occurs with the changing of the seasons. 00:26
Studies have found that when people are exposed to bright light early in the morning, their production of melatonin happens earlier in the evening. 01:34
It's thought that this disorder is a biochemical evolutionary hangover from our mammalian ancestors who hibernated during the winter months. 02:08
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