Holiday Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder?

November 17, 2020
P Priyanka, MD

It is important to distinguish the holiday/winter blues from seasonal affect disorder. Can you tell the difference?

As the temperatures drop and available sunlight decreases, similar symptoms to major depressive episodes can crop up. But is it seasonal affect disorder or just holiday blues? Dr Priyanka discusses the differences between the 2.

Dr Priyanka is Medical Director for California-based Community Psychiatry.