Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a condition misunderstood by many. Another term for the illness is the “winter blues,” but this trivializes the issue and leads to misconceptions. SAD isn’t a simple case of people feeling a little sad or lethargic because it is no longer summer anymore. SAD is a serious condition that can disrupt the lives of many sufferers.
They struggle with energy levels, motivation, appetite and more. Some people express symptoms of depression. Then other people are more afflicted by cognitive dysfunction and fatigue. Furthermore, it doesn’t wait until winter to strike. Many people with SAD, or related conditions, begin to feel the onset in the fall.
The combination of a lack of understanding and the varying symptoms mean different needs from different patients. There is no one-size-fits-all solution or magic pill to … Read More