How To Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder

 

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...

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