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!
By Theresa Groskopp, CN on October 25, 2013 in Health Challenges, Health Tips
I donât know SAD directly but I do know it personally. Debilitating is descriptive but hardly accurate. Iâve 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 […]