It is important to consult a mental health professional who is qualified to treat SAD, if your depressive symptoms are impacting your daily living. In some cases, cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective at treating SAD than light therapy. In some situations, antidepressants may help.
If you've ever had flu you certainly know the difference between that and a head cold. So, is despondency the head cold equivalent as depression is to flu? Many people have all the symptoms of depression but they try to avoid the prospect of giving in to a mental illness. With depression comes anxiety and sometimes they worry about…