Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sad in September Sky's - ( SAD ) Seasonal Affective Depression

I'm a little off circuit today, mood wise. That's okay, I know this feeling.

Mindfully, I am reminded that this is how I often feel during this time of the year, as well as change or coming to an end of season.

Ever since I could remember my moods change right along with the different times of the year. This is however, as many know not uncommon. I believe it is called SAD seasonal affective depression.

I have learned how to differentiate my moods according to thier cause quite well, most times I can tell which mood is attached to what reason. If I were to name them I'd call today's mild case of dysphoria or more suitable to me "Sad in September Sky's."

This may sound to many like a whole lot of mumbo jumbo, let's create another diagnoses kind of stuff, but it makes sense to me. :)

Do you experience mood changes during the change of the season or certain times of the year? If so, let me know, would love to read about your experience.

Madison

13 comments:

  1. Yes. I hate this time of year. My kids go back to school & I really miss them. They keep me going. W/O them around, it is easy to fall into a deep depression.

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    1. Hi anonymous, a good friend of mine goes through the same thing. She keeps busy doing things with the kids all summer, and finds it difficult to adapt when school's back in session. She too misses them and the change of routine. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  2. The fall really affects me. The trees all lose their leaves and look dead. Everything is dead for the winter and it just depresses me a lot. I want to start to hibernate.

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    1. Yes, it can make some of us depressed and want to hibernate. Hopefully we will adapt and see the positive in the fall season. It's there, I just know it is. :)

      Thanks Jen!

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  3. Me too... I hibernate during this time of the year. My kids act as if I do not exist.
    Do you guys have any suggestion and tips while they grow up?





    Be Strong Reach Out

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  4. Hi anonymous, Perhaps seeking a support group with parents who are or have experienced similar circumstances can be helpful. 

    Good luck!

    Thank you for visiting my blog:)

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  5. When I have my down days, for what ever reasons they may be. I need to remember that for me hibernating is usually not the answer, actually it can be very unhealthy especially for long periods of time.  Finding a positive and creative outlet is a  better option, when dealing with difficult emotions. 

    Madison:)

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  6. I am weird, I guess. I tend to love the fall and winter, and get more depressed in the spring. I can't explain why.

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    1. You are not wierd, it happens. For some people in the fall others in the spring. :)

      Thanks Tina!

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  7. I find that the summer gets me down most. I don't cope well with heat. But equally I hate when it gets dark early in winter.

    I hope you feel better, and have a good autumn and winter this year.

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    1. Lost in space, heat can be an issue for many. I actually dont mind it getting dark early, In general for as long as I can remember, I tend to feel better at night time. But, I'm also happy to say my mood was good this summer, they use to be hard for me. :)

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  8. Hi Madison,
    Ah yes "SAD" or "Seasonal Affective Disorder", the 'winter blues', can have quite the impact on many.
    It has been shown that a reduced amount of sunlight can have an affect on our well being.
    Personally, I don't have much trouble with it and think of the darker days as times to feel all snuggled up in my house and maybe listen to the rain on the roof.
    A friend of mine who does struggle with SAD, has bought one of those special lamps that induce a form of light therapy. He said it has helped him counteract the depressive feelings.
    Take care and smile,
    Gary

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  9. Well, Gary I can't say I dont like the snuggling part especially on a cold rainy day, watching t.v. I do like cozy days like that. :) I've heard of those lamps, I don't know the exact theory behind them, but have read that some people find them helpful.

    Thanks!

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