Stories tagged with: Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 24, 2013 - 6:29pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

For many Americans the winter is filled with positive thoughts of holidays, snow fights and sledding, but for some the season is the start of something dark and unpleasant. During the cold dark months of the winter people often suffer from the winter blues and in some serious cases Seasonal Affective Disorder. Clinical psychologist, Denise Kohler says you'll know the difference, unlike the winter blues "SAD" affects a person's ability to function.

"Not being...

January 5, 2011 - 10:14pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

Feeling those winter blues? It could actually be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Therapist Jim Still-Pepper from Six County said that symptoms of this kind depression include sadness, anxiety, irritability, withdrawal from usual activities, increased appetite and need for sleep. He said that lack of sunlight during the winter can affect your mental health.

"When our body chemistry changes, the change takes place in our brain, and that can cause depression that happens...

December 16, 2009 - 7:41pm
6 years 7 weeks ago

For children, winter is all about Christmas, sled riding and hot chocolate, but for some adults the bleak winter months can seem to drag on forever and that can be dangerous to their mental health.

It is estimated that 2% of the population actually develops depression due to the winter season. It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. People with SAD have repeat symptoms every winter season.

"They may ask their doctor, primary care-giver, psychiatrist...

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