Whenever winter approaches do you feel irritated or grumpy? Lose interest in daily activities? Well this is not about mere liking’s or disliking but could be a disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or sometimes coined as ‘winter depression’. Not only during winters can people be its prey during summers too.
Feeling depressed almost everyday
Lower energy levels
Disliking the liked things
Appetite changes, as it increases carbohydrate cravings
Reduction in Serotonin levels – an element that affects our mood.
Disruption of Melatonin levels – an element that affects our sleep
Biological clock – it affects our sleep and wake pattern.
Who are at risk?
Gender – Occurrence of SAD is more in females.
Age – Younger generation are more likely at risk.
Location – People living far from equator in Cold areas tend to be its prey
Family History – people having anyone in the family suffering SAD bears the risk of developing Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Problems at workplaces
Increase Vitamin D intake
Increase the intake of Omega 3
Curtail fast food from your diet