How Can You Survive Seasonal Affective Disorder ...

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Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a mental health condition that drives mood changes when the weather gets cold.

Symptoms include depression, appetite changes, lack of energy, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating and thoughts of suicide.

If you have the condition, your symptoms will likely spike in the fall and winter when there is less sunlight and gloomier days.

Of course, you should be officially diagnosed by a doctor and always follow his advice, but here are some other things you can do to get through the cold season.

1. Increase Your Exposure to Sunshine

People who have SAD often experience more symptoms when it’s stormy or cloudy.

When the sun is shining, take full advantage by sitting near a window whenever possible.

You could also trim branches around your windows and add skylights to your ceiling.

Take a sunny walk at lunchtime or use special lamps to increase the light you get in a day.

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