Seasonal Affective Disorder - Tis The Season To Be Jolly

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'Tis The Season To Be Jolly?

"Why then oh why aren't I?"

If the holiday season seems to get you down-year in and year out-you might be one of those who suffer from a newly recognized entity known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD. This disorder seems to be linked to decreased exposure to light during the late fall & winter! Various forms of "light therapy" and or antidepressants have been shown to be helpful for such individuals.

So, if the "blues" dominates your lifestyle around this time of year- the lack of light may be the problem. Talk to your doctor about relieving the symptoms and feel like yourself again.

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