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Seasonal Depression (SAD) (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Seek medical care if you think you have seasonal affective disorder or another type of depression, or if any of the following occur:

  • Feelings of extreme sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
  • Inability to get out of bed or carry on normal activities
  • Persistent loss of energy or increased need for sleep
  • Unexplained change in appetite for food
  • Changes in behavior that cause problems with family, friends, or work
  • Feelings of wanting to die, wanting to commit suicide, or hurting yourself
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/7/2015

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