For many people, the gray days of winter can mean gray moods. If you feel sad, can’t sleep and feel as if all you want to do is lie on the sofa, eat bad food and watch cable for days on end, you might have seasonal affective disorder.
If you’re a skier, snowshoe aficionado or hockey player, odds are you embrace the coming season enthusiastically. For the rest of us, the stress of cold, snowy weather may have us wishing for spring long before the last autumn leaves have fallen. But the truth is, anyone can learn to find the best of the winter season. … Read More
For some, spring seems like a distant dream during the short, dark days of winter — and not just because of biting cold or impending storms. These people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a distinct type of depression, says clinical psychologist Beth G. Dixon, PsyD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health. How can … Read More
Does your holiday jingle sound more like a languishing jangle? If you feel blue around the holidays, you’re in good company. These feelings are quite common, says psychologist Michael McKee, PhD. He says you may feel down if you can’t celebrate the way you’d like to or if you’re reminded of losses that happened around … Read More