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Why those 'winter blues' should be accommodated

Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Sean O’Donnell

Winter has been long, dark and bitter; the Leafs will not make the playoffs (I assume, at the time of writing) and the POTUS is wreaking havoc. Despite how bad we think we have it, spring is around the corner; the dark days of winter will soon be over.

However, there are many who continue to suffer from the mood disorder formerly known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

SAD is classified in the DSM-5 as a major depressive disorder “with seasonal pattern.” Sufferers exhibit sleep disturbance,...