KMBC: People with SAD may find it intensifies with changing seasons, pandemic

October 15, 2020

Scientists say one disorder could intensify during the pandemic. For people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), this year could be especially difficult.

The changing of the seasons can be a beautiful time. For those suffering from SAD it can be a very dark time. Fewer hours of sunlight can cause a drop in brain chemicals that regulate mood leading to depression. Combined with isolation brought on by the pandemic, mental health experts expect more severe cases.

KMBC talked to a psychotherapist at Saint Luke's about what people can do. 

Watch the full story below. 

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