Like many people, you may develop cabin fever during the winter months. Or you may find yourself eating more or sleeping more when the temperature drops and darkness falls earlier. While those are common and normal reactions to the changing seasons, people with seasonal affective disorder experience a much more serious reaction when summer shifts to fall and on to winter, according to the Mayo Clinic. Joining us today for Martha Jefferson Healthwise is Pat Cheeks, Women’s Midlife Services Coordinator, to share some tips on how to beat the winter blues. Click on the video link, which covers the questions below.
What exactly is seasonal affective disorder, and why does it occur?
What are some symptoms we can look out for if we think we’re suffering from seasonal affective disorder?
How is seasonal affective disorder treated?