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Build A Strong Routine To Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder This Fall

Seasonal Affective Disorderalso 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

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Three Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder

In alternative medicine, there are many natural remedies to help treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD). SAD is a depressive disorder that is triggered by the change in the season, most commonly the change to fall and winter.

All forms of depression limit a person’s ability to live their life to the fullest extent. People with this disorder tend to experience any number of symptoms such as fatigues, anxiety, irritability, changes in eating patterns, and a lack of interest in activities they once enjoyed.

Light Therapy

A lack of exposure to sunlight is often thought to trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder. By increasing your exposure to light during the winter months, you can help to stave off the depression that accompanies the Seasonal Affective Disorder. Get as much natural light as possible by spending time outside or even by sitting in … Read More

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