The Fall Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) By: Marcayla Taylor

What Is S.A.D ?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mood disorder that makes some individuals more happy during the spring and summer and depressed during fall and winter.

Who ?

60%-90% of people that have S.A.D are women between the ages of 15-55. S.A.D relates more to he lack of sun light rather than the tempature. Scientist studied that a lack for sun light increases melatonin in the body. Melatonin regulates sleep and can cause symptoms of depression.
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Symptoms ?

-Feeling Hopeless

-Low energy

-Sleeping Problems

-Lost intrest in activities once enjoyed

-Irritability

-Oversleeping

-Anxiety

-Poor appetite

Treatment?

S.A.D is a form of depression, like depression it is hard to live with. To treat S.A.D you can sit in front of a light box, this will decrease the amount of melatonin back to normal.

Therapy and anti depressions are also an option if your symptoms are severe.

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