Those Wintertime Blues

My latest post (#11) for Lexington Medical Center’s Every Woman Blog. It’s not a “sexy” topic of discussion but I felt like someone may need this today. Thanks for reading…

Every Woman Blog

By: Marianna Boyce

Have you checked in on your friends and family lately?  It’s important to ask those close to us how they’re doing periodically, especially after the holidays.  We never know what someone is going through.  They may seem fine on the outside but could be experiencing sadness and chaos on the inside.

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Speaking of sadness, have you ever heard about symptoms of seasonal affective disorder or SAD?  Our shortened winter days make for very long nights.  You are most likely affected if you start to feel sad or depressed in late fall carrying through the winter.  We crave more daylight hours and can hardly wait until Daylight Savings Time begins.  This year, the day for those wintertime blues to magically disappear is March 10, 2019.

According to mayoclinic.org, symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are as follows:

  • Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day✅
  • Losing interest in…

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4 comments

    • I’d always heard of “wintertime blues” but didn’t know there was a medical term for it until recently. I read about the sunlamps in the Mayo Clinic article too. It was very interesting to me how the symptoms of both SAD and RA were so similar.

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