Do you frequently feel down, or have a low energy output? These are common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise referred to as Seasonal Depression or SAD. It is a disorder invoked primarily during the darker months of the year, and can feel similar to the symptoms of conventional depression. Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe.
Sunlight is one of life’s most basic requirements. Nothing would exist without it, and lack of adequate sunlight quickly drains our vitality and energy. People suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder typically sleep more than usual as opposed to those with non-seasonal depression. They will also crave carbohydrates and sweet foods as a result of the colder and darker days, leading potentially to weight gain.
Anyone can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, especially those of us who who work indoors. Although men can suffer from winter blues, studies show that three quarters of those affected are women. Further evidence also suggests the Seasonal Depression may have hereditary elements. Symptoms usually begins between the ages of 18 and 30, but can develop at any age.
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