Health Watch -- Recognizing Depression
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At this time of year, the shorter days and lack of sunlight may cause seasonal affective disorder in some people. Others may be affected by the expectations associated with the holiday season.
If you recognize physical symptoms related to depression and if your blue mood doesn't improve with the change of seasons, seek help from your doctor.
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