The shorter days, cooler weather, and covid social distancing is contributing to an increase in anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and addictions.
When we socially isolate ourselves, either for covid or due to the cooler weather, we end up lonelier and sadder.
Loneliness is a real problem in our modern disconnected society. Although people connect socially via social media, they may not have the supportive connections necessary to avoid loneliness.
S.A.D, or Seasonal Affective Disorder is caused by low levels of serotonin, low levels of vitamin D, and increased levels of melatonin. S.A.D becomes more pronounced in areas with very short daylight hours.
If you suspect your symptoms are related to S.A.D, there are a few things you can do to feel better. First of all, get a blood test to check your Vitamin D levels. Many people are low in Vitamin D and could benefit from...
Do you or someone you know struggles with an addiction to the internet? Is the time spent on the internet impacting their job, school work, and personal relationships?
Since we're all confined to our homes due to the pandemic, many are forced to spend large amounts of time on the internet, either for work...or school. The internet is also our only source of socialization so it's easy to see how dependent some of us have become on the internet.
Of course, just because you're spending more time on the internet, it doesn't necessarily mean you're struggling with an Internet Addiction Disorder. The excessive use of the internet becomes an issue when it begins to interfere with your daily life activities.
In this video I address the signs and symptoms of internet addiction and discuss the steps you can take to overcome your dependency.