Seasonal Depression, sometimes known as the Winter Blues
Depression, it has been said, is like living under a rain cloud 24/7. Nowhere is this more evident than during the depths of Winter, where gloomy weather – coupled with lack of sunlight – amplifies those depressive feelings all the more. Seasonal depression, a.k.a. Seasonal Affective Disorder, can result in obvious personality and behavioural changes in individuals. As outlined by Beyond Blue:
People with Seasonal Affective Disorder depression are more likely to experience lack of energy, sleep too much, overeat, gain weight and crave carbohydrates.
Additionally, lack of sunlight can affect production of melatonin, as it regulates sleep. If you feel that you are ‘under the weather’, emotionally speaking, talk to us today about resolving seasonal depression.