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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that causes symptoms such as lack of energy and feelings of sadness or melancholy. It tends to be triggered by the onset of the fall and winter months. Experts aren’t sure what causes SAD. Some theorize that the change of seasons disrupts a person’s circadian rhythms. Others believe that changes in the production of hormones like serotonin and melatonin play a role. Either way, we know that it can impact residents at our Northern Colorado skilled nursing facility.
It is important to keep in mind that SAD is a form of depression. As such, we encourage residents at our skilled nursing facility to discuss it with their doctor.
Below are some steps elders can take, in consultation with their physician, to combat SAD:
We encourage residents at our skilled nursing facility to be proactive about all aspects of their physical, mental and emotional health. This includes SAD. Too often people think the only option for dealing with seasonal depression is to “grin and bear it,” but there are many treatment options that can make the fall and winter months much more enjoyable.November/20/2018 | News
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