We can all get a little sad at the end of summer. Fall comes, the days get shorter. We’re often leaving the house in the morning before the sun is up, and coming home after it is already dark. For some, the blues will pass as the season progresses. For some, they won’t. As a matter of fact, they can get really bad, bad enough that seeking professional help is the right course of action.
What To Look For
If you think you may be suffering from more than just the winter blues, take a look at this list. If any of these sounds like you, call us or another trusted source. But, don’t suffer needlessly.
- Are you short with people and irritable much of the time for no apparent reason?
- Do you feel tired and listless most days?
- Has oversleeping become a problem that you can’t seem to overcome?
- Have new cravings for high-carbohydrate or sugary foods caused you to suddenly gain weight?
- Do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders?
- Do you feel unusually sad and unable to take pleasure in things you used to find pleasurable?
You may need professional help, but you may also just be going through a bad patch. We all have them. Often periods of deep sadness pass on their own. Sometimes simply speaking to a new person who can provide new perspective is all that is required.
You’re not alone
There are a lot of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder. And, not just during fall and winter. Symptoms can come during any change of seasons. If you aren’t feeling yourself and want to talk to someone, whether you’re suffering from seasonal affective disorder or not, call and make an appointment to receive a free 15-minute phone consultation about your situation. We’re here to help.