Other than physical symptoms like widespread pain and fatigue, fibromyalgia patients are also to vulnerable psychological symptoms like anxiety and depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that occurs in fibromyalgia sufferers.
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that happens only at certain times of the year. The most common of trigger of this condition is often the onset of fall and winter season. The condition is characterized by recurrent episodes of oversleeping, depression and constant cravings. Hence, it can lead to overeating, weight gain and obesity. Similar to other psychological disorders, SAD can vary in severity. The most extreme cases are totally debilitating.