Q: Why do I feel so lousy every winter?
It could be Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is a type of depression that occurs at about the same time every year. It’s believed that, for some people, reduced sunlight disrupts the body’s natural rhythms and brain chemistry. You have trouble sleeping. You lack energy and enthusiasm.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is called SAD for short. And, some people with this form of depression feel sad.
But for guys especially, depression—whether it’s seasonal or not—is more likely to cause feelings of irritability, anger, and hostility.
The good news is that depression is treatable. It’s just as important to treat as any other condition that keeps you from enjoying life.
Terrence Real, a therapist and author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, reports that 90% of men and women who are treated for depression report substantial relief.
So, let’s talk about it! Your health coach is ready to help. Just stop by your on-site Health Center for a confidential discussion.
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