Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter DepressionTop Rated Northern County Psychiatric Associates provides this article which goes into much greater detail about what is known about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and the treatments available.
Throughout the centuries, poets have described a sense of sadness, loss and lethargy which can accompany the shortening days of fall and winter. Many cultures and religions have winter festivals associated with candles or fire. Many of us notice tiredness, a bit of weight gain, difficulty getting out of bed and bouts of “the blues” as fall turns to winter.
However some people experience an exaggerated form of these symptoms. Their depression and lack of energy become debilitating. Work and relationships suffer. This condition, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may affect over 10 million Americans while the milder, “Winter Blues” may affect a larger number of individuals. http://ncpamd.com/seasonal/ -
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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? "As the winter approaches and the days get shorter, some people experience a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — an extreme case of the 'winter blues' that is relieved during the spring and summer months."
10 Things You Don't Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder Many feel winter is nothing but cold, dark days and nights full of snow and ice and nothing to look forward to. Many do not look forward to autumn, either, because they know that winter will soon be coming. Those who become depressed over it may have something called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). They may feel depressed, irritable, and tired. Their activity levels decrease, and they find themselves in bed more often. This depression disorder not only affects their health, but it also affects their everyday life, including their job performance and friendships. Come in out of the dark, and into the light, by clicking on this link. http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-things-you-dont-know-about-seasonal-affective-disorder/0002 -
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