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3 Ways to Cope with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

In the midst of the post-holiday slump, you may be feeling the effects of the winter blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common seasonal depression triggered by shorter and darker days, affects about 6% of the U.S. population, according to Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIH), especially those of us living […]

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The truth about SAD – it isn’t winter blahs or cabin fever!

I don’t know SAD directly but I do know it personally. Debilitating is descriptive but hardly accurate. I’ve seen a family member repeatedly suffer unbearably over the years and to the point of such weakening that she was nearly incapacitated. For her, SAD starts after the holidays in later January, almost like clockwork. She begins […]

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Serotonin – It’s Good Mood Food!

What if I told you the food you eat can affect your mood? Yes, there’s a definite correlation between your food and your mood! We recently hosted Tina Wankey, MS, Mental Health Therapist, from Affinity Health Systems to speak on the topic of Food On Mood. Her educational and enlightening presentation made me take a […]

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