Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during specific seasons, typically during the fall and winter months. SAD can significantly impact an individual’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being, making it essential to understand the causes, symptoms, and available treatment options for this condition.

SAD can be caused by various factors, including a disruption of the body’s internal clock due to reduced sunlight exposure, changes in serotonin and melatonin levels, and genetic predisposition. Symptoms may include feelings of sadness, fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.

Treatment for SAD often involves a combination of therapy, medication, and light therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy can help individuals manage their emotional symptoms, while medication, such as antidepressants, may be prescribed to help manage mood. Light therapy, which involves exposure to bright artificial light, can also be an effective treatment option for SAD.

Elium Health offers expert care for individuals struggling with seasonal affective disorder in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Doylestown, Newtown Square, and surrounding areas. If you’re experiencing SAD and need support, don’t hesitate to reach out to Elium Health for professional help.

Don’t let seasonal affective disorder hold you back. Get help now at Elium Health in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Doylestown, Newtown Square, and nearby areas.

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