Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Are You Suffering from SAD?

Are You Suffering from SAD?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is experienced by one in five Americans, and 75 percent of those affected by SAD are women. If you are experiencing sleepiness, avoiding friends and social situations, and having difficulty concentrating, then you may be suffering from SAD. According to Dr. William Weggel, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, it is especially important to seek help if you are feeling hopeless or suicidal. Experts offer tips on combating this type of winter depression, such as, walking outside and treating yourself to some sunshine. Exercising is an excellent way to beat the blues as is ensuring that you schedule get-togethers with friends and family.

Read the entire article here: Winter Depression May Require Treatment Plan

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