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What is Seasonal Depression?


Seasonal Depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a condition when someone experiences depression around the same time every year.

Some research has shown that SAD is more common where there is less sunlight at certain times of the year although there are other factors that impact Seasonal Depression.


SYMPTOMS OF SEASONAL DEPRESSION


Symptoms of Seasonal Depression include:

· Fatigue

· Depression

· Hopelessness

· Social withdrawal


WHAT CAN CAUSE SEASONAL DEPRESSION?


Seasonal depression can be a result of any of the following factors:

· Reduced level of sunlight

· Reduced serotonin levels

· The holiday season


WHEN IS IT TIME TO TALK TO SOMEONE?

Although everyone’s situation will be different and it is normal to have days when you feel down, if you find that you are having issues with doing your typical daily activities for days at a time, it’s time to consider talking to someone about how you’re feeling. Other signs that it may be time to speak to someone include:

· Change in sleep pattern

· Change in your appetite

· Thoughts of suicide

· Indulging in alcohol


YOU’RE NOT ALONE

Seasonal depression is very common. There is an estimated 3 million cases in the United States every year.

If you’re ready to talk to someone about Seasonal Depression, schedule an appointment with us today to see how we can support you during this time.



If you find yourself experiencing symptoms of seasonal depression, schedule an appointment with us today to see how we can assist you.



Disclaimer: For informational use only. This is not medical advice. A therapist-client relationship has not been established by receiving and/or viewing blogs from Well-Life Counseling & Spiritual Center, PLLC.