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.

Lou Farrell

Welcome to the mental health blog of Lou Farrell. I am a writer and copywriter who pens all manner of articles relating to mental wellness and mental illness. I write about my own experiences and the knowledge I have gained over the years as someone who has bipolar disorder. I hope you enjoy the website :-)

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