Our Executive Director, Erin Raftery Ryan, spoke to the Los Angeles Times about daylight saving times and major depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern. The condition, commonly known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression in late fall and winter, alternating with periods of normal mood the rest of the year.

“We are no different than flowers and plants,” she said. “If we don’t get enough vitamin D, oftentimes we too will wilt.”

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