LilacPlague said 2 years, 9 months ago:

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

Treatment for SAD may include light therapy (phototherapy), psychotherapy and medications.

Don’t brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the “winter blues” or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

I’ve lived with SAD, depression, and bi-polar since I was 11, is there anyone else out there who knows what this is?

blackdog said 2 years, 8 months ago:

I get it every year in addition to my chronic depression. I actually just came here to post some links about it.

The “Lifestyle” section of the Mayo Clinic’s page on SAD:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20021047

A list of 10 Home remedies (some sound like they’re based on anecdotal evidence, but worth a try)

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=341

Some more remedies:

http://www.healthcommunities.com/healthy-living-guides/index.shtml/7-tips–home-remedies-for-coping-with-sad_113