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How do I keep from getting "winter blues", this year seems bad. ?
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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Winter blues
Presuming it is not a clinical depression which requires medication, there are several ways to combat the winter doldrums.
Certainly, stay active and keep healthy eating/sleeping habits. Consider "talk therapy" with a licensed therapist. Light boxes (available inexpensively on places like amazon) are another very effective and simple way to combat seasonal dips in mood.

In brief: Winter blues
Presuming it is not a clinical depression which requires medication, there are several ways to combat the winter doldrums.
Certainly, stay active and keep healthy eating/sleeping habits. Consider "talk therapy" with a licensed therapist. Light boxes (available inexpensively on places like amazon) are another very effective and simple way to combat seasonal dips in mood.
Dr. Eric Anderson
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
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In brief: Hibernation
"winter blues", also called seasonal affective disorder, are similar to what animals go through when they hibernate.
Your winter blues may be a function of less daylight, so light therapy might help. However, winter blues can also be from intermittent depression, a thyroid problem or personal stress from work or intimate relationships. Seek an evaluation from a mental health professional.

In brief: Hibernation
"winter blues", also called seasonal affective disorder, are similar to what animals go through when they hibernate.
Your winter blues may be a function of less daylight, so light therapy might help. However, winter blues can also be from intermittent depression, a thyroid problem or personal stress from work or intimate relationships. Seek an evaluation from a mental health professional.
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