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Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder on Coast Live

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 19:18:20-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - It is believed that seasonal affective disorder impacts as many as 10 million Americans.  SAD is a condition of depression that is related to a lack of light during dark months. Bad weather, cold temperatures and the dark days of winter months in the northern hemisphere can affect individuals profoundly.

Dr. Douglas Chessen from Newport News is on Coast Live to help us understand SAD and how it is treated, including techniques with special lights.