Seasonal Depression - SAD

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4. Depression: SAD: Who are more at risk of SAD?

Depression: SAD: Risks

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- SAD affects many people in northern latitudes in winter who live far north or south of the equator

- SAD affects females 4 times more often than males.

- Younger adults have a higher risk of SAD than older adults. SAD has been reported even in children and teens.

- Family history. People with a family history of other types of depression are more likely to develop SAD than people who do not have a family history of depression.

- SAD affects people who already suffer from other types of depression or bipolar disorder. It worsens the symptoms as the winter season comes.