Experts shed light on Seasonal Affective Disorder

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- On days when it's cloudy and chilly, you might be feeling a little down and out. Doctors say that's pretty common.

Seasonal Affective Disorder can set in due to less sunlight, and there are some things you can do to get ahead of it.

It's a form of depression, and while the only cure is to simply get more sunlight, doctors at West Springs Hospital are trying a new method for those who are feeling under the weather.

"We have some rooms in the hospital now where we can adjust colors according to the patient's preferences, whatever they may be, to help them settle down, or conversely to help them speed up a little bit," said Medical Director at West Springs Hospital, Frank Lotrich.

West Springs Hospital is finishing up construction and will have a grand opening next week.

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