The days are shorter, the cold is biting, and all the days seem to blend together. It’s winter.
It seems impossible not to get down during these bleaker months when we crave the sunshine on our backs, days off, and family time with daylight that lasts past 5:00 PM. If you or someone you know is really struggling with this time of year, they may want to see someone to discuss their symptoms and feelings. SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a form of depression that is an extreme form of that “Winter Blues” feeling. But, it IS treatable, and there is help out there – both for general seasonal sadness and those with SAD.
In this blog, we’ll outline what exactly SAD is, and how it, and other forms of seasonal blues, can be treated and managed.