Life Is SAD This Time of Year

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Feeling a little let down after Election Day?

It might not have anything to do with the outcome of the election or Hurricane Sandy.  You might simply be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise appropriately known as SAD.

Dr. Mike McKee of the Cleveland Clinic says SAD is a real condition brought on this time of year by less sunlight and more dark.

That tends to make some people more depressed, but McKee has ways of lessening the blues.  It includes getting up and about, going outside and doing things in spite of how lousy you might feel.

One other important tip: keep off the booze.  That temporary respite you get from alcohol will just make things worse.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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