Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This time of  year you might have noticed that you just don't quite feel like the perky, happy self. You aren't alone. This is something that a lot of us feel every year around this time and it's called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). So, let's talk about it.

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making your feel moody. Less often, seasonal affective disorder causes depression in the spring or early summer.
- Mayo Clinic -

Symptoms of SAD
  • Lack of motivation or decreased interest in daily activities
  • Increase or decrease in appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Social withdraw
  • Altered energy level

How can you reduce the symptoms of SAD?

Get Outdoors and Exercise- Take in some fresh air and enjoy some sunshine
Try Light Therapy- A light therapy box intimates natural outdoor light
Change Your Diet- Watch sugar intake, try ginger tea and limit wheat and dairy
Take Vitamins- Vitamin D is especially important for SAD sufferers
Get out of the House- Make plans with a friend or family member, see a movie or go out for dinner.

Seasonal Affective Disorder & Chiropractic

So how can we help you?
The Chiropractic approach has been known to relieve some of the main precursors, such as stress. This time of year individuals are dealing with the aftermath of the holiday season, financial decisions and New Year expectations. Maintaining regular visits to your Chiropractor is natural, drug-free approach to preserving your body's optimal function.

Give Long Chiropractic Center a call to set your appointment up today!

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