Seasonal Affective Disorder Trait
Here we have another mental health trait that I’ve been working on for a while as I, once again, have personal experience with the ailment on which this trait is based. This trait is crafted to try to, respectfully, mimic Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD). It’s a type of depression linked to the change in seasons. It’s thought to be due to the lack of sunlight in the winter seasons but that hasn’t exactly been proven as the depression can affect in both winter and summer but in very different ways. If one has bipolar disorder (raises hand) it can have other seasonal effects like a summer-induced mania episode.
As I said, I’ve been planning and working on this trait for a while. I hope I managed to create something that is both interesting, educational, and respectful. Your Sims will experience very different things depending on whether it is summer or winter. I didn’t program anything for spring or fall… yet… as I’m still debating how best to do that. I also created a “reward trait” version of this trait so you can add it to your Sim without taking up one of the main and few personality trait slots. As this trait is based on seasonal changes, I suppose it’s rather obvious that this trait requires the Seasons EP.
- For Teen to Elder
- Is depressed during the summer and winter seasons to a low degree
- Becomes randomly severely depressed during both seasons
- Has unique autonomy changes during both seasons such as appetite changes, sleep changes, etc.
- Sim’s needs including hunger and energy will gain and decay at different rates depending on the season
- Related whims for both seasons
- Special random buff for Sims that also have my Bipolar Trait
- Reward Trait version also included
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