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Parent Resources

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to seasons throughout the year. Typically, seasons for this disorder begin in the fall and continue through the winter months. Seasonal depression can take away your energy and make you feel moody or depressed.

Seasonal depression does not exclusively begin and end in colder months. Below, we have provided signs and symptoms regarding specific months of SAD:

Fall and Winter SAD: 

  • Oversleeping 
  • Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates 
  • Weight gain 
  • Tiredness or low energy 

Spring and Summer SAD:

  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia 
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss 
  • Agitation or anxiety 
  • Increased irritability 

Prevention and treatment for seasonal depression include: 

  • Talking with your doctor 
  • Light therapy
  • Medications 
  • Social activities 
  • Aromatherapy 
  • Structured schedule 
  • Exercise 
  • Vacation 
  • Avoiding alcohol 
  • Journaling 
  • Vitamin D

At Rise Counseling and Diagnostics, we work to give families the proper tools to manage their seasonal depression throughout the calendar year. Our counselors share tips and ways to implement helpful daily strategies to stay ahead of seasonal depression. 

If you or a family member is struggling with seasonal depression, be sure to reach out to us to learn more or Get Started today with Rise Counseling & Diagnostics.

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