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When SADness strikes
MONROE - Overcast weather seen throughout the area, like constant rain or days of snow and chilling winds, can greatly affect those more likely to have Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that fluctuates between winter and summer months. Psychologist Anna Loney has been working in the Behavioral Health Department of Monroe Clinic for nearly three years, and in the field for four years previously. She said "a good chunk of people" who seek treatment through the department "have mood disturbances" but did not know how many are specifically affected by SAD.