U of I working to fight effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder

IOWA CITY, Iowa - A program at the Unviersity of Iowa is trying to stave off a common disorder during the fall and winter.

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, can happen when someone doesn't have enough access to sunlight. That typically happens when the days get shorter over the winter. To fix that, a program called 'light therapy', mimics natural daylight at the University of Iowa. Program leaders say technology has advanced to make these light boxes smaller, so they're more accessible to college students.

According to KCRG-TV, the university has about 120 lights for students to check out for free. And they can keep them for a month at a time.

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