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Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD?
October 27, 2010 5:36PM
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the mildest form is often referred to as the "winter blues" but more severe SAD can lead to depression.
Symptoms are similar to other forms of depression, which is why it is important to get diagnosed by a Doctor to ensure you get the right treatment. This may involve taking Anti-Depressants but before you resort to drugs, there's various self help methods that can help.
I use a Light Box to bathe me in the equivalent of natural light and sunlight during the winter months. Clinical studies have shown that this helps a large number of people who suffer from SAD.