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Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the dark nights are upon us once again, many more people will struggle with their mood in the winter season due to the lack of daylight. Many of us will admit to not liking the winter months, but for those who have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) the effect is more profound with symptoms having a greater impact upon energy levels and mood.

Read about Vicky’s experience on the UK Mental Health Organisation “Mind” website Vicky’s Story

Thankfully, when the levels of daylight increase, so too will mood and energy levels. In the meantime, if you think you may be affected by SAD, speak to your GP about treatment options. You will also find some self-help ideas here which may be useful SAD self help guide from mind.org.uk