CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Are you feeling depressed, do you have low energy? Have you lost an interest in things you love doing? If so, you might be suffering from seasonal affective disorder. Dr. Tim Hope, shared more about this disorder and how you can cope with it.
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
SAD is a type of depression that’s related to seasonal changes. It typically begins in the fall and ends in the spring. Symptoms can be pronounced in many people.
Having low energy
Having a loss of interest in things and doing things
Feeling like you just want to hibernate
Your biological clock or circadian rhythm may be disrupted
Serotonin levels may be decreased
Melatonin levels may be decreased
Where you live
Light or photo-therapy
Exposure to sunlight
Making your house and work space brighter