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Shine a light on SAD, ADA accommodations and the FMLA

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As the winter months set in, some people may notice that they feel more tired, experience weight gain or struggle to get out of bed in the morning. For most, those symptoms begin in the fall, peak in the winter and resolve in the spring.

While the majority of people who experience these symptoms have nothing more serious than the “winter blues,” others suffer from a potentially debilitating condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

SAD is an extreme form of common seasonal mood cycles that can be associated with mild, moderate or severe depression. The condition is often, but not always, triggered by the changing of the seasons. Some people who work long hours in office buildings with few windows may experience SAD symptoms all year round.

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Some of the symptoms associated with SAD include depression, mood swings, severe lack of energy, increased need for sleep, difficulty concentra...(register to read more)

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