30 paź 2019
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
It’s now November, the clocks have gone back, it gets dark earlier and the cold weather is upon us, so I thought a blog about SAD would be appropriate!
SAD can be taking affect now, although it can affect people at different times, some may be affected during the summer and feel much better in the winter. I myself am starting to feel it, low energy levels, very moody, craving food, it’s like I have my own little black cloud above me, but I have recently purchased a SAD lamp so will see if things improve.
Here is some information about Seasonal Affective Disorder, treatments and useful links.
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
It is a type of depression that’s affects people during particular seasons or times of year, it is also known as Winter Depression.
Loss of interest in everyday activities
Feelings of despair
Lack of energy and sleepy during the day
Finding it hard to get up in the morning
Craving carbohydrates and gaining weight
These can all have a major impact on your day to day lives
Causes of SAD
The exact cause is not clear but some suggested factors that can lead to SAD are
The effect of light
Disrupted body clock
High melatonin levels
Weather and temperatures