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UPMC Hosts Free Live Virtual Event: 'When to Worry About The Winter Blues'

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WHAT: UPMC is hosting a live virtual event on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other forms of depression. Learn about the signs, symptoms and causes of depression—and how seasonal changes can impact mood.


This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is available at Once registered, participants will be sent a confirmation email with access to view the virtual presentation.


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WHY: SAD is a subset of depression that occurs most often in the winter months. It can be more than a bad case of the “winter blues,” sometimes leading to serious depression. 


WHO: Lawson Bernstein, M.D., UPMC board-certified psychiatrist.


WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29 


WHERE: Live virtual event. Join the free online program from the comfort of home.