With winter upon us, many individuals will go through the challenges of seasonal depression. What is seasonal depression, some may ask? It is a type of depression related to the changing of seasons. While seasonal depression can affect people in the fall, spring and summer, it affects most individuals in winter. Symptoms often include but are not limited to:
- Suicidal thoughts or tendencies.
- Drastic weight and appetite changes.
- Low energy throughout the days.
- Consistent moods of feeling sluggish or easily agitated.
- Development of insomnia.
- Loss of interest in activities.
- Sense of helplessness, guiltiness or worthlessness.
- Difficulty concentrating on tasks.
While there may not be one solution that will alleviate all symptoms, there are a plethora of remedies to help cope with seasonal depression. Listed below are several ways individuals can get through this upcoming winter season.
- Diet and exercise.
- Light therapy.
- Psychotherapy (talk therapy).
- Extended exposure to sunlight.
- Sunny and bright environment.
- Warmer climate vacation.
- Doctor visit for advice.
Seasonal depression can affect a multitude of individuals every year. Individual results will vary from one person to the next when it comes to dealing with such a condition. However, knowing that there are multiple ways to cope with remedies such as these can help you thrive through the winter months with a little less stress on your mind.
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