Dealing with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

When daylight hours start to decrease and it gets cold and dreary outside, many people may find themselves experiencing symptoms resembling depression during the winter months.

In this episode of The Viva Podcast, Jor-El and Rachel discuss the signs of SAD and the steps you can take to ease symptoms and feel better during the winter time.

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What to Know About Seasonal Depression

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD — a type of depression that occurs with the changing of the seasons — can affect up to 10% of people in the United States.

Read about some of the best ways to manage SAD, how long is lasts, and why you or someone you know may be experiencing drastic mood shifts this winter.

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"Be strong now because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever."

- Anonymous

6 Tips for Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder

Even with small changes in your lifestyle, you could help yourself through Seasonal Affective Disorder. This article highlights six tips to help you find the mental relief you need to make it through the dreary winter months.


Winter Blues, Fourth Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder by Norman E. Rosenthal, MD

“Picking up this book is the first step toward feeling more energized, productive, and alive--all year long.”

Whether you’re having difficulties staying motivated or feeling down in the dumps now that the weather has changed, there is a high chance you are suffering from seasonal depression. This is a common occurrence for most people, but just because it’s common doesn’t mean it should go untreated or unnoticed. We all need a little bit of encouragement from time to time, but especially when we’re feeling down. In this book by Norman E. Rosenthal, MD, you can hopefully find all of the insight and encouragement you need to get through this season of life and the ones to follow.

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