Home Health & Personal Care
is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is also commonly known
as the winter blues. This is a mental health problem that
strikes men and women during the months when there isn't as
There is no known "cure" for the winter blues,
and it eventually improves once spring arrives and the days
The following are symptoms of SAD:
particular food cravings
If you are affected by SAD, try and get outdoors and into
the sunlight as often as possible. Exercise regularly, preferably
outdoors, or close to a window that lets in sunlight. If possible,
take a vacation to a hot and sunny destination.
Some SAD sufferers use phototherapy (also known as light
therapy). Others use medication to control SAD, often in combination