Seasonal Depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
November 29, 2022
As the long winter months approach, have you noticed a shift in your own or a loved one’s daily mood? It is common for our moods and emotions to change during the winter months, but this can start to have a big impact on our daily activities. If you notice any major or significant changes in your mood and routine, it may be possible that you are experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is considered to be a type of depression characterized by its recurrent seasonal pattern, with symptoms lasting about 4 to 5 months per year. Some of the symptoms can include oversleeping, overeating, social withdrawal, feeling hopeless, and many more. Some ways to help SAD could potentially be counselling, vitamin D, fresh air, medication, etc. Click the link below for more information on SAD or call Family Service Saskatoon at 306-244-0127 if you need someone to talk to.
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