Cold weather causing seasonal depression for some

Winter months can be depressing for some.
Winter months can be depressing for some.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The cold weather doesn’t just affect a person physically, for some, it can lead to seasonal depression.

Seasonal Affective Disorder can cause a person to be anxious, moody and sad during the winter months.

St. Elizabeth Clinical Therapist Nicky Smith said she sees about 50 people a month, who suffer from this disorder.

SAD can be difficult to diagnose and can often be misdiagnosed. Smith said it typically takes two years to diagnose the disorder.

To remedy SAD, Smith said getting more sun light, exercising more and following a healthy diet. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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