Do you go through short periods of depression every winter? Do you start to feel down or not like your usual self when the days get shorter? If so, you could have seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
SAD is a common type of depression that’s related to changes in the season. SAD can occur in spring and summer but is most common in the fall or early winter.
Symptoms of winter-onset SAD may include:
- Lack of energy
- Increased appetite
- Weight gain
- Feeling sad, hopeless
There are treatment options for those who suffer from SAD. Our in-house Psychiatrist, Dr. Sandy Lowe provides a safe and secure environment that is free from judgement. He is available for virtual appointments or in-person at our Upper East Side and Midtown East locations. Come in to talk – we are here to help.