Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes known as SAD, and commonly called “seasonal depression,” is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. It generally starts in the late fall or early winter and ends once spring and summer arrive. While depressive episodes linked to the summer do occur, they are much less common than winter episodes of SAD.
If you’ve ever listened to our show, you know that our panelists are no stranger to depression. They’re also no stranger to seasonal depression. Listen as they share their experience on batting the winter blues. They discuss how knowing that winter is coming affects them and those they love, and what they do to make it through the coldest months of the year.
If you or someone you know struggles with seasonal depression, don’t brush off that yearly feeling as just a case of the “winter blues” or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. There are different treatment options available that can be used either by themselves or in conjunction with one another.
- Light therapy
- Vitamin D
You can find out more about Seasonal Affective Disorder here.
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