Each winter, people seem to blame their mood on the cold weather. But does Seasonal Affective Disorder really exist?

SeekerPublished: July 10, 2018Updated: July 11, 2018
Published: July 10, 2018Updated: July 11, 2018

Seasonal affective disorder or S.A.D., yes SAD: The idea that our moods may be, at least in part, solar powered. When the weather gets dim, cold, and gloomy, millions of people start thinking about adding antidepressants to their Christmas wish list. Or maybe they don’t. Because some publications have claimed that this seasonal affective thing isn’t actually real at all--that previous studies might have asked leading questions, or that there could have been confirmation bias for S.A.D. among people, and researchers. So who’s right?

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