Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder? The Question of the Week
I thought we could talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) today. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression brought on by the shorter days and less sunlight. Some people are very affected by this and have more pronounced depression symptoms especially during the autumn and winter months.
Which brings me to our community question of the week:
Do you suffer from SAD? Which season is the worst time of year for you as far as your depression symptoms. For those of you who have SAD during the winter months have you found anything that helps? We would love to hear your story.
Our Deborah Gray has been writing about SAD recently from her first-hand perspective. If you also have SAD she offers some helpful strategies to cope. Please refer to the following articles for more information:
Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Using a Light Box for Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Frequently Asked Questions about Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder
We hope to hear from you. Thank you for participating on Health Central's Depression site.
- Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder