Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jim Hagan to discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dr. Jim Hagen will discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), including its symptoms and how to address the malady, during a discussion at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 in Bennett Hall room 110 at Ohio University-Chillicothe.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Campus Health, Wellness and Safety Committee.

SAD is a mood disorder in which individuals have normal mental health during most of the year but experience depressive symptoms during specific seasons. It also is known as winter depression or the winter blues. Individuals sometimes suffer from symptoms of depression, such as fatigue, lack of interest, social withdrawal, craving certain foods and weight gain.

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