So yesterday was the end of Daylight Savings.  Did you forget to change your clocks?  Don’t worry we fell back an hour so that means you’re an hour early all day today!  Besides making you an hour early today we “gained” an extra hour of daylight for at least a little longer.  But those few precious moments of sunlight will be short lived as we continue are winter trek towards shorter, darker days and for many people that means the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Nearly everyone experiences some changes in mood, energy, or even appetite as winter approaches but for some individuals those changes are drastic and impact daily life.  Much like other forms of depression, SAD can cause feelings of hopelessness, significant changes in sleep and energy levels, sadness, and irritability.  But there are some easy and effective treatments that can help you escape those winter blues.  Check out this infographic for stats and ideas to help.  And if you find yourself still struggling, call our offices.  Therapy is one of the most effective treatments for depression and sometimes just a few sessions is all you need to get back on track.

copyright 2012 Norman Rosentahl, MD