Do you also get ‘SAD’ when the season changes, is this disorder the reason?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that depends on weather conditions. Many times, when the season changes, some people get hurt, weakness and sadness in the body bothers them. This problem starts especially when the rain comes cold. It is also called winter blues. Let’s know from the doctor what is its diagnosis and treatment.

Aarushi (name changed) had come to Delhi three years ago from Banaras. She works in a corporate company in Noida. Complete dedication and punctuality towards her work 27 years old Aarushi is a friendly staff at Workplace. But from last year in the month of October-November, his behavior started changing. As soon as the cold started coming, Aarushi was surrounded by despair and sadness. She felt herself very sad and weak. He consulted a psychologist on this.

Dr Omprakash, Senior Psychiatrist, Ihbas Hospital Delhi, says that Aarushi used to have symptoms of depression for a certain period of time for two years. It is actually also caused by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is commonly known as winter blues. When the weather changes, especially when it is cold, a mental disorder surrounds people.

Dr Omprakash says that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a psychosis that depends on weather-related conditions. Many times, when the seasonal pattern changes, some people get hurt, weakness and sadness in the body troubles them. These symptoms are seen especially when the temperature starts to drop when the cold comes from the rain. Then in winter it continues in them. It is also called winter blues. After this, as soon as the summer season comes, they become normal again. Dr Omprakash says that winter blues should not be completely ignored. Sometimes these symptoms remain in the person for a long time.

SAD SAD sometimes also gives symptoms of depression in spring or early summer. In this, there is a feeling of depressed mood and lack of energy. Dr Omprakash says that reports show that women are most at risk in this. Especially those women who are young and who live away from their homes. In many cases, the chances of winter blues increase even if there is a family history of depression or bipolar disorder etc.

Be careful, if this happens when the weather changes… 

– Reduced or excessive sleep duration
– Decreased social activity, Reduced conversations
– Sadness or depression engulfed, Low mood
– Sudden loss or gain in weight – Sudden loss of
appetite –
Low energy levels and feel weak

This is how treatment  

This disorder is diagnosed through Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ). In this, by answering questions, psychologists find out at what level this disorder is. In this, treatment is done in the same way when there is a level of mild ie low, moderate ie average, marked ie marked symptom. Talking about the typical treatment of this disorder, in addition to anti-depressant medicines, it is treated through light therapy, vitamin D and counseling.

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