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What does SAD stand for?

SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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As the Northern Hemisphere approaches the Winter solstice on December 21 -- the shortest day of the year -- up to 10% to 20% of the population will suffer recurrent episodes consistent with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), mood swings that include low energy, irritability, weight gain, and overeating.
Byline: Miriam Stoppard Dear Dr Miriam I suffer from seasonal affective disorder and I'm dreading winter.
In our first study, 92 % of the patients with seasonal affective disorder achieved full remission measured by the self-rated BDI-21 questionnaire, during the four week study period with a daily 8-12 minute Valkee dose," comments professor Markku Timonen, MD, PhD, and the lead investigator for the two trials at the University of Oulu.
And it's no laughing matter, according to mental health experts, who've classified the condition as Seasonal Affective Disorder -- SAD -- an illness that affects millions each year.
A report by insurance firm Direct Line suggests that buildings can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - with problems such as broken heating systems and electrical faults increasing.