Saturday, 22 September 2018
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Seasonal Affective Disorder
12/04/2017
 

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) isn=t just a case of the [email protected]’s a cyclical pattern of depression during winter months, with improvement during other times of the year. Symptoms of SAD include: tiredness and loss of energy, an increased need for sleep, craving carbohydrates, weight gain, withdrawal or general disinterest in socializing and an overall sense of hopelessness, unhappiness and/or irritability.

SAD is a manageable condition, but it is important to seek the assistance of a trained medical professional and not to self-diagnose the disorder to ensure you’re getting proper treatment.

Here are some ways to counteract the effects of SAD:

*Get more sunlight. Ways to do this are enjoying the outdoors during sun hours

and, when indoors, having a window near where one sits or works during the sunny part of the day.

*Eat healthy foods.

*Exercise.

*Spend time doing enjoyable activities with positive and upbeat people.

*Prescribed light therapy may make a difference for some people in treating the

symptoms of SAD. This involves exposure to a very bright light (usually fluorescent) for 30 minutes or more each day during the winter months.

*Some people may need mental health therapy and/or prescription anti-depressants during this time of year.

*Avoid alcohol and illegal drugs, which can impair one’s judgement when

making decisions and dealing with other people and could make SAD worse.

If you think you may be experiencing the symptoms of SAD it is important to seek the

opinion of a trained medical professional. In cases of severe depression or if having suicidal thoughts contact a medical professional or the emergency room of a local hospital immediately.

You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Creek crash driver dies, passenger remains critical
Arrests follow August home invasion
Services set for teens killed in crash
One dead, one jailed, following standoff
Suspicious vehicle sparks college alert
Injured child continuing to recover
Reported explosion investigated by Fire Marshal
Woman to stand trial for impeding murder investigation
Woman killed in Marshall Co motorcycle crash
City concerned about safety of old motel
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Tribal treasurer ousted from council
KDHE Recommends Flu Vaccine
Formal charges filed, bond increased, following murder
Hearing for accused officer delayed
KWO WaterFront
Prelim hearing postponed for dogfighting suspect
Richardson Co budget approved
Native grasses produce good cattle forage during drought
Open houses set on local wind energy project
Falls City budget approved
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group