10/28/2013 04:21 EDT | Updated 10/28/2013 05:10 EDT

Time Change 2013: 10 Facts About Seasonal Affective Disorder


Noticing that the sky is still dark when you get up in the morning? We're solidly into fall now and daylight saving time (or commonly called daylight savings time) will end for most Canadians on November 3. Days are seeming shorter and darker and for some people, it can even lead to mental health issues.

Seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) is clinical depression that follows seasonal patterns, setting in as the seasons change to fall and then winter. It goes beyond simply being bummed out about longer nights or colder weather — it's a mental illness that can be debilitating, just as other forms of depression can. That's why it's good to know what the signs are, so you can recognize them early on.

As the end of DST approaches, here are the top 10 things you need to know about SAD.

10 Facts About Seasonal Affective Disorder

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