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Seasonal Affective Disorder
Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) include:

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Inactivity and low energy levels
  • Excessive sleep
  • Negative feelings and depression
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Self-imposed isolation

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.