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For many people, the shorter days and long, dark nights of fall and winter can lead to a mild or severe depression known as seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Here are some resources to further explain, and provide help with, this condition:

Seasonal Affective Disorder (Mayo Clinic)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (PubMed Health)



Winter blues : everything you need to know to beat seasonal affective disorder
Rosenthal, Norman E.
616.8527 Ros






The hibernation response : why you feel fat, miserable, and depressed from October through March--and how you can cheer up through those dark days
Whybrow, Peter C.
616.8527 Why