Minnesota winter blues: Tips to treat seasonal affective disorder

A person walks down a snow-covered road in front of a brick building.
A pedestrian walks down the road during a winter storm in Minneapolis on Nov. 27, 2019. Winter blues are common, especially in Minnesota where for months it’s cold and dark.
Chris Juhn for MPR News 2019

Winter blues are common, especially in Minnesota where for months it’s cold and dark.

We tend to hibernate and crave carbohydrates. Our mood changes. These symptoms can be signs of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or seasonal depression. An expert in seasonal affective disorder joined the program to share some tips on how to treat it.

Guest:

Craig Sawchuk is a psychologist at Mayo Clinic.

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