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4 Tips to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is one type of depression related to the change in season. The reduced level of sunlight at the beginning of Fall may cause winter-onset SAD. This decrease in sunlight may disrupt your body’s internal clock and lead to feelings of depression. You may also experience low energy, sleeping problems, feeling hopeless and changes in weight. Traditional treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder includes medications, light therapy, and psychotherapy. You can combat SAD symptoms without traditional treatments. If you think you may have the winter blues or you know you have the condition, try these four tips to combat your symptoms: Take in the Sun Rays Spend as much time as you can in the sun. Sit by a window or go for a walk when the sun is rising or is the brightest. Natural sunlight improves your mood and helps you develop a more positive outlook…