6 Main Symptoms Of Seasonal Affective Disorder And 2 Best Ways To Treat It

6 Main symptoms of Seasonal affective disorder-

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression or winter blues; is a mood disorder, in which people, who have normal mental health throughout, most of the year; experience depressive symtoms in winter, year after year. 

  1. Difficulty waking up in the morning,
  2. tendency to oversleep or overeat and
  3. especially a craving for carbohydrates, which leads to weight gain.
  4. Other symptoms- include a lack of energy, difficulty concentrating on completing tasks; withdrawal from friends, family and social activities. All of these leads to depression, pessimism and lack
    of pleasure; which put a stamp that a person is, suffering from this disorder.

Seasonal affective disorder or winter depression, can be successfully treated with-

  1. Bright light therapy- This involves, sitting in front of full spectrum lights that mimic sunlight, on a regular basis;
    typically for about 30 minutes to 60 minutes, each morning. Sometimes 1 or 2 weeks, are sufficient; but some patients, will need this, for whole season. More important is, presentation of the reoccurence of, this kind of depresive episodes; over subsequent winter seasons.
  2. Cogintive behavioral therapy- could represent a more effective, practical and palatable approach to; long term seasonal affective disorder managment than light therapy.

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