Seasonal Depression Awareness – Hotline

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)   If you notice periods of depression that seem to accompany seasonal changes during the year, you may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression – usually in late fall and winter, when the number of hours of sun is decreased. Natural melatonin levels drop and less sun exposure decreases the brain chemical serotonin, which affects mood. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SAD? Symptoms of … [Read more...]

Thriving through SADS – December is Awareness Month

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) December Is Seasonal Depression Awareness Month Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues, summer depression, summer blues, or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer, spring or autumn year after year. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), SAD is not a … [Read more...]

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