Depression is a common problem when living with chronic pain. The struggle of daily living with pain can cause people to become helpless and give up on being happy, and rather just survive or become pessimistic. Talking to your doctor about therapy or medication for depression is an important step to living a happy, healthy life despite pain.
SAD is the acronym for “seasonal affective disorder,” a type of depression that typically occurs in the winter months when there are fewer hours of daylight. Most people have heard of the winter form of SAD but did you know there is also a summer version of SAD? I only recently discovered this. My Encounters with Summer…