Depression & Mental Health

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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is seasonal affective disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder that comes and goes in connection with the seasons. Most cases of SAD are what is called the winter type. These cases consist of major depressive episodes occurring during the period from mid autumn to late winter and resolving in the spring with the person remaining symptom free through summer. Less commonly, SAD also can take a form in which the episodes happen at other times of the year. Since episodes of depression also can be provoked by pregnancy, especially at the end of pregnancy, a woman who is prone to SAD can be pushed into a depressive episode by the pregnancy.


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