Winter Blues


 Winter brings darkness earlier and that could have an effect on your health. Seasonal Affective Disorder is most commonly found in the fall and winter. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s a type of depression that’s related to seasonal changes. It’s very common as more than 3 million cases are diagnosed each year.  Terry Lusher, Director of Encouraging Words Counseling, said “seems to be related to a lot of different things. The weather, the light, the light dims this time of the year. We don’t get enough vitamin D. A lot of times we will use supplements for that, it’s basically a vitamin D deficiency. People get shut in, we get cabin fever, we, you know, we’re cold, we can’t get outdoors.” If you believe you are suffering from this disorder, seek help. 

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