Playlist | Songs Prescribed to Treat Seasonal Depression


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Entertainment Team

Once the sun starts setting at 5 p.m. it’s almost insulting how quickly the serotonin and dopamine seep out of your brain. Some call it the winter blues, some call it seasonal depression, but all in all it’s really just SAD — Seasonal Affective Disorder. For those days where you’re bundled up on your couch with that heated blanket and mug of hot cocoa, trying to make it seem like you’re enjoying yourself, try listening to some of these tunes. They hope to remind you of the good times, the warm times even. The bright, upbeat pop songs sprinkled into this playlist hope to help you reminisce on the joy of spring and summer. I mean, how can you cry to “Best Song Ever?” How can you even dream of being sad while listening to Kero Kero Bonito? If you aren’t coming up with an answer, that means there isn’t one. So follow our musical expertise and feel the doom and gloom of winter melt away.