About SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What is It?

Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a mood disorder that occurs at a specific time of the year and fully remits otherwise. It occurs mostly during the winter time and is often referred to as the winter blues. Read more…

Winter Blues Symptoms

The depression disorder produces such symptoms as:

  • Lethargy;
  • Tiredness or fatigue;
  • A loss of interest in social activities;
  • Withdraw from friends and family;
  • Anxiety;
  • Irritability;
  • Trouble focusing;
  • Loss of libido;
  • Body aches and pains;;
  • Overeating;
  • Crying;
  • Lowered self-esteem;
  • Migraine;
  • Sleeping problems – either sleeping too much or not sleeping enough; and
  • Apathy.

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Treating the Winter Blues Symptoms

There are several ways to treat the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. The effectiveness of the different methods will vary from person to person. You are advised to try to see which works the best for you. Often a combination of different methods will be the most effective. Always consult a medical professional before embarking on any of these treatments or making big lifestyle changes.

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