You might be surprised to learn that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) doesn’t affect just adults. It affects kids and teens, too.
SAD is more than a case of the winter blues. It’s a seasonal form of clinical depression.
According to author and SAD specialist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., in his book Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD affects about 3 percent of kids ages 9 to 17.
Below you’ll learn what SAD looks like in kids and teens along with how parents can help.
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