It’s Hard to Be Happy While SAD
Many people look forward to the happy days associated with February and Valentine’s Day treats. Sadness is the last thing that we expect during the month associated with love. Winter depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is more than just the blues, it can cause tension, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, lack of concentration, loss of libido, weakened immunity, and insomnia or getting out of bed in the morning. Cravings for carbohydrates, overeating, and weight gain are also common symptoms. Energy levels can decrease and a loss of interest in activities that are ordinarily enjoyed is common as well. When spring returns those with winter depression often feel like themselves again.