I dont know if this topic has come up in this forum before or not, but after realizing what I do have SAD and researched SAD I found that SAD can start as early as childhood and go on for years without knowing it. And when I think back to my childhood and connect the dots, I a huge connection to my SAD diagnosis.. does anyone else have a story to share?
My my parents.. "Your lazy, your stupid, you'll never amount to anything etc etc.. talk about closet children, you could put my picture next to the description in the dictionary!!! we could not date and after school activities where slim to none.. and of course the "children should be seen and not heard" mentality! Not to mention spankings, belt whipping, soap in mouth, kick in the butt so hard my spine hurt etc. So yea, I can see where my SAD started.