SAD a Common Winter Health Concern


Last updated 12/22/2006 at Noon

Depression is an illness just like diabetes or heart disease. It is neither a mood nor a personality trait that can be modified at will, contrary to what some people perceive. According to pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company, more than 18 million people in America alone suffer from from some type of depression, and one in eight persons need treatment for depression during his or her lifetime.

One type of depression that can occur this time of year is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It occurs primarily during the winter months when the hours of daylight diminish and the hours of d...

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