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Pandemic Affective Disorder: Seasonal affective disorder on steroids

Late fall and early winter are a busy time in my clinical practice. The combination of cold temperatures and shorter days often bring on feelings of social isolation and despair. My patients are not alone. According to the scientific data, over 66 million people suffer from some form of winter dysphoria and over 6 million experience depressive symptoms so severe they are unable to function in their daily lives. Many of these individuals are suffering from what the psychiatric literature refers to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This season, however, my practice has become busier than usual.

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Everyone is doing their part to continue schooling in Connecticut

We all know remote learning will never replace the classroom experience.  We also know that the health and safety of our students, staff, and their families must be the primary consideration when making decisions about school operations.  The two are not mutually exclusive.  In an effort to promote the best continuity of education in Connecticut, whether in person or remotely, we must use the resources available, plan accordingly, and act responsibly.