Answers to Common Depression and Anxiety Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about depression and anxiety.

Can seasonal affective disorder lead to a more serious form of depression?

For most people, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) comes and goes with seasonal changes, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Sometimes, however, SAD becomes long-term depression, according to the NIH. Occasionally, it also can lead to bipolar disorder or thoughts of suicide.

Talk to your doctor for more information about how seasonal affective disorder can lead to more serious kinds of depression.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Heather Markwell, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine