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.