No More Winter Blues!
Not many people look forward to winter, but you dread even the thought of it. For you winter means not only feeling down, but feeling so overwhelmed, you can’t focus on anything, you become snappy and just don’t have energy for anything.
If you can relate to this, you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that is related to seasonal changes. Symptoms begin and end at the same times every year. Most commonly people begin to experience symptoms in Autumn and continue into winter.
One average, one in 300 Australians are likely to experience SAD in their lifetime1. Women however, are more likely to experience SAD than men.
If untreated SAD can negatively affect your life. You can become so depressed to the point you stop doing things and not enjoying the things you usually do. You can begin to wonder if you can get through yet another winter! This can result in questioning “what’s the point of it all?” and may even begin to have suicidal thoughts.
By making an appointment with one of or Vida Psychologists you will say good- bye to the Winter blues. You will learn to plan and prepare ahead of time so your moods are not affected. Winter will no longer mean having to put your life on hold. Call us on 9328 3636
Developing The Right Treatment Plan for you
At Vida Psychology we know how you feel. We have over 14 years of experience in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). We take the time to listen how SAD is like for you. This empathic listening enables us to gain a deeper understanding and assists us in developing a tailored treatment plan especially written for you.
Reference: Murray G. J Affect Disord. 2004 July; 81(1):23-8. How common is seasonal affective disorder in temperate Australia? A comparison of BDI and SPAQ estimates.