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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or The Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or The Winter Blues a mood disorder which some people experience during the winter when the days are shorter, resulting is less sunlight. Affected individuals tend to be depressed. In the winter, some people leave their homes for work in the dark and return in the dark; having had very little exposure to sunlight. It is well known that light is usually associated with joy and happiness. The lack of adequate light may be a main cause of depression in people who develop seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

In order to decrease the risk of The Winter Blue, or SAD, it’s helpful to bring more sunlight and daylight into one’s day.Make it a point to get outside during lunch or some other time while there’s still daylight. Also, when you’re inside, be sure to open window shades, blinds, drapes, or curtains daily to bring more light into one’s space.

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