Pessimism

If you find yourself feeling more down than usual during the winter months, you might be suffering from seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal affective disorder can seriously disrupt your life and prevent you from enjoying activities associated with wintertime, including the holidays.

More people suffer from depression than from any other mental health condition worldwide, and the United States is no different. Among people over the age of 18, about 16.1 million American adults, or roughly 7%, are affected by depression in a given year. With numbers like that, there’s a good chance that you or a loved one has experienced depression at some point.

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