The Winter Doldrums and Seasonal Affective Disorder
Feeling a little down lately? Or a lot down? It could be SAD. Find out how this time of year can lead to mood changes, learn what symptoms to look for, and consider ways to pull yourself out of the dumps.
By: Guada Psychological Services
Winter is a dark season in the Chicago area. In early November, we set our clocks back an hour. As the days shorten and the cold sets in, it can feel like you're living much of life in the dark hours. By this time in the season, many of us are feeling in a funk.
Yet, there may be other factors at play, complicating the causes of (and treatment for) SAD. These include:
Common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder include:
If you're finding yourself in a funk this winter season, perhaps it's time to seek help for your Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms. Many patients find relief with individual therapy sessions to address underlying causes or drivers. In addition, some patients may benefit from phototherapy—
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