What Are The Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Yes, for some people, it is called a seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. The lack of vitamin D from sunlight is just one factor, and the lack of strong sunlight. I’m not an expert, and this is as much as I know, but I do know some people in the northern hemisphere do suffer from it. I myself have thought I was affected as I’m in the UK and winter time is the worst for me. I try and combat it with Vitamin D tablets.
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Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Signs that you may have S.A.D. include:
- a steadfast low mood that will not shift in the winter months
- losing interest in the things you normally enjoy
- feeling irritable and quick to lose your temper
- feelings of hopelessness, despair and loss of worth
- low self-esteem and confidence, you might not go out because of it
- tearfulness and more volatile emotions
- anxiety and stress may increase and a sense of impending doom when nothing warrants it
- a reduced libido, not interested in sexual relations
- becoming less sociable and not wanting to go out with friends
- not having much energy and moving less than normal
- feel tired or exhausted and sleeping during the day, which is unusual for you
- difficulty in concentrating, feeling as though you have brain fog
- sleeping for longer than normal and finding it hard to get up in the morning, even for work or school
- possible weight gain as you seek out carb-heavy foods like bread and pasta.