Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)Valor Counseling
One study suggests that 5% of adults suffer from SAD, and that it affects women more often than men. SAD can interfere with daily functioning and relationships. SAD is a serious diagnosis and is very treatable. Here are some warning signs to keep an eye out for as we transition into fall and winter.
Loss of Interest in Activities
Changes in Appetite (loss or increase)
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Feeling Guilt or Worthlessness
Thoughts of Death
Treatments for SAD include
Increasing Your Exposure to Sunlight
Using a Light Therapy Box
Vitamin D supplements
If you are experiencing symptoms of SAD be sure to reach out to a professional for help.