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S.A.D

Posted by Priya Faith on

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it can affect our mood significantly. For some, SAD kicks in. SAD, which stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern.


According to the NHS website, symptoms of SAD can include:

a persistently low mood

a loss of pleasure or interest in everyday activities

irritability

feelings of despair, guilt, and worthlessness

feeling lethargic and sleepy during the day 

sleeping for longer than usual and finding it hard to get up in the morning

craving carbohydrates and gaining weight

 

If you’re worried about yourself or a loved one suffering from SAD, please get in touch with your GP.

 

The main treatments for SAD are:

Lifestyle measures such as getting natural sunlight, exercising regularly and managing your stress levels

Light therapy – SAD lamps for the win!

Talking therapies such as CBT or counselling

Antidepressant medicine

 

For more information on SAD, visit the NHS website.

 

Sending you love & light! Xoxo

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