Dec 14, 2020
The time and temperature changes, it's cold outside, suddenly daylight is fleeting, and gray skies are the norm. Perhaps you are more down than usual, not feeling yourself, or super tired and lethargic. Yes, the "winter blues" are real. So much so that if severe, it is diagnosable. At the doctor or therapist's office, it is more formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, a complicated form of depression triggered by the fall and winter seasons. So how do you know if you have the blues or SAD? In this episode, I'll lay it all out for you. First, I'll walk you through key symptoms, including the one that makes winter blues most susceptible to becoming a depression. Then I"ll give you a few steps of things you can do now at home to help, and the next steps when you need professional support.