Season Affective Disorder (SAD)


Could you be experiencing SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD or “The Winter Blues” is a real phenomenon. During the gray, cold days of a midwestern winter, there are those who may have no mental health issues at other times of the year, but during the winter season develop a depressed mood. There are symptoms outlined here that you or someone you know may be facing. If so, there are steps you can take to prevent those symptoms from worsening as the gray days of winter persist as the sun is in hiding. If you are having a sleep disturbance, change in appetite, social isolation, irritability, crying spells or sadness speak with your health care provider or contact the Senior Life Solutions team at 641-743-7202 for additional information and resources. Take steps to battle the Winter Blues today!


By Deb Theisen-Chenchar RN, BSN

Program Director of Senior Life Solutions

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