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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs at the same time every year. For the Seasons of Fall and Winter, SAD may be contribute due to the colder months, or shorten days of sunlight, or disruption in the hormone melatonin.

Fall and Winter SAD symptoms can include:

Low mood, fatigue, depression, anxiety, difficulty thinking and concentrating, loss of energy or loss of interest in once-pleasurable activities, social isolation, and changes in appetite and weight.

SAD can also affect individuals during the Spring and Summer. Rather, than experiencing low mood of depression, more symptoms of irritability may occur in addition to:

Anxiety, trouble sleeping, agitation, changes is appetite and weight and increased sex drive


SAD can be a combination of several different complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For one client, it may include medication, nutritional changes, exercise, and/or mental health therapy. For another client, it may include taking supplements/vitamins, practicing mindfulness, or spending lots of time outdoors in nature.

If you think you may suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above, let’s work together to discuss your treatment options.