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Depression All Too Common Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

It happens for roughly 3 million Americans every year as the holidays approach: the days become shorter and a type of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) sets in. "With seasonal affective disorder, people are very irritable, they don't want to socialize, they can have fatigue, anxiety, maybe a lack of energy," explains Stephanie Stasiak, Behavioral Health Director at Western Wayne Family Health Centers (WWFHC).

Experts believe seasonal affective disorder is caused by less sunlight during the winter months that contributes to the brain making less of the neurotransmitter serot...


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