Doctors see increase in patients suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder this winter

Psychiatrists say the harsh, cold winter can trigger depression, and they say that this winter, they have already seen an increase in patients. Once the

Some psychiatrists say they've seen an increase in patients during this winter.

Some psychiatrists say they've seen an increase in patients during this winter. (2/4/14)

THE BRONX - Psychiatrists say the harsh, cold winter can trigger depression,  They say that this winter, they have already seen an increase in patients.

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression brought on by the weather. Psychiatrists say it's especially common for people to suffer from depression during the winter. Some of the symptoms include fatigue and weight gain.

Ways to treat SAD include spending time outdoors or getting extra sunlight from the window during the day. Once the weather gets warmer, psychiatrists say people with SAD find that their moods improve.

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