Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a common form of depression that happens with a change in the seasons. This winter is proving to be even tougher with the coronavirus and cultural and economic stressors.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it's typical to see the rain and grey, cloudy skies in the winter.
SAD is a subset of depression that can be marked by feeling blue and tired, craving carbs, and having less interest in socializing.
On average one in 10 people who live at Seattle's latitude suffer from the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder known as SAD, according to Dr. David Avery, a UW Medicine psychiatrist.