Who Is Affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Who Is Affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
People who are more prone to developing seasonal affective disorder (SAD) include:1, 2
- Females. Women are diagnosed with SAD more often than men.
- Older teens and young adults. The risk of developing SAD for the first time decreases as a person grows older.
- People who live far from the equator.
- People who have a family history of SAD.
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|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Alfred Lewy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||July 7, 2010|