Do you feel depressed in the winter, even though you're fine during all the other seasons? Before you diagnose yourself with Seasonal Affective Disorder, find out what it's all about right here.
Seasonal Affective Disorder - What Is SAD?
There are lots of things that can make you sad. You can feel sad cuz the cutie you were crushin' on doesn't like you back. You can be sad cuz you got a C- on a pop quiz you thought you had aced. Or, you can be sad cuz the school bully made a mean joke and hurt your feelings. But, none of these examples means that you're sad in the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) type of way. SAD is a form of depression that only lasts for a few months each winter.
Seasonal Affective Disorder - What Causes SAD?
You know it's winter when the weather turns cold and gloomy and the nights seem longer cuz daylight hours are shorter. It may not be a big deal for most people, but for some, this lack of light triggers hormones in the brain. When it’s dark, your body produces more melatonin, which is connected to sleep, and less serotonin, which is connected to mood. That's why SAD sufferers feel sleepy and depressed. But when spring rolls around and the sun shines and daylight hours get longer, SAD symptoms go away and people return to their usual mood.
Seasonal Affective Disorder - What Are the Symptoms of SAD?
Changes in mood, like feeling irritable or more sensitive
Since SAD is caused by a lack of sunlight, you'll need to increase your exposure to light to help make symptoms go away. Your doctor may recommend that you spend time outside during the day, or even travel to somewhere sunny and tropical! But if jetting off to Mexico isn't an option, SAD may be treated with light therapy. It mimics daylight by using a special light box, so you'll sit in front of it for a certain amount of time every day. Prescription medication is another way of treating SAD. Antidepressants can regulate the balance of serotonin in the brain to give you that boost of energy and elevate your mood.
Seasonal Affective Disorder - Did U Know?
SAD can affect people of all ages, but hits the most in the twenties.
SAD is more common in northern countries like Sweden and Norway, where winter days are shorter.
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I'm not quiet sure what's a real friend and what's a fake one anymore.
I know when there's a friend who's only a school friend rather than an 'outside' friend as well, but at the same time it makes me so confused.
Here's my story:
There's a girl named Xian. We had a unique way of becoming friends ... but it clicked. For the whole year I've been trying to keep in contact with her ... but she's not very willing to try and put in any effort to stay in contact with me.
Her personality is beyond sweet, and her skills at art are even better. If she was to have an award, it would be a giant trophy with her face plastered on it and big bold letters listing 'Nicest Girl In The World!'
Its just ... she lied to me.
I was all about this friendship. I was ... i'll admit ... sort of a lost puppy following around her owner.
So, I got her this T-Shirt she really wanted for her birthday, and not long her birthday was mine, April First. I was expecting at least a letter, or maybe even something cheap. It didn't really matter to me.
But on my birthday she didn't even come to school. Nor when she got back did she ever say sorry, or give me any be-lated gift of any sort.
That should have been my first clue. Even my mother started catching on.
My second clue was she even told me she was oblivious and wasn't good at keeping in contact.
I thought she was joking. How could a friendship so sweet be tossed out just like that?
My third one was near the end of school, one of her friends in elementary was bragging about the plushies she got from Xian. Apparently she had four from her.
Xian had originally told me it was AGAINST her religion to give out gifts to other people.
I knew she wasn't lying about her religion in general, because I met her mom on a field trip and she was quiet ... different.
But I didn't understand why Xian had gotten so many small plushies for her, and yet not a single small stamp for me?
My last clue was the last day of school. She didn't even try to say good-bye or even hang out with me for that matter.
I know what you're thinking.
"Girl, you've gotta be kidding me if you can't see that she has no intention of being your friend!"
But this girl was the nicest to me. She stood next to me during harsh times, and comforted me when I was down. She told me I was important.
And you don't get many friends to do those special things to you. It was rare to have a friend make me feel so tall and worthy.
So ... I can't understand ... why'd she do all that .... and suddenly ... just ... walk away ...