it’s raining…i’m SAD

It’s unbelievable how the weather can affect my mood !  the last week has been awesome because the weather was soo great and I woke up everyday with a smile on my face even if I had to review the whole weekend…but today…it’s raining like crazy and all grey…and I feel Blaa..

apparently it’s normal though…

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, is a mood disorder whose sufferers experience normal mental health throughout most of the year, but experience depressive ymptoms in the winter .

 

Fall and winter SAD (winter depression)
Symptoms of winter-onset seasonal affective disorder include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Depression
  3. Hopelessness
  4. Anxiety
  5. Loss of energy
  6. Social withdrawal
  7. Oversleeping
  8. Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  9. Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates
  10. Weight gain (ahah !)
  11. Difficulty concentrating and processing information (this is the WHOLE year for me)

Spring and summer SAD (summer depression)
Symptoms of summer-onset seasonal affective disorder include:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Insomnia
  3. Irritability
  4. Agitation
  5. Weight loss (yeah right)
  6. Poor appetite
  7. Increased sex drive ‘(ah ah !!)

 

 

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