How to Affect Seasonal Affective Disorder

Six percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), while 14 percent suffer from snow depression. Even among the non-SAD population, feelings of listlessness, lifelessness, and low motivation are common during the winter months, when the mercury drops out of sight, and the sun hides its warming face for 14 to 16 hours at…

Snow Depression

Understanding Snow Depression “And February was so long that it lasted into March And found us walking a path alone together You stopped and pointed and you said, ‘That’s a crocus’ And I said, ‘What’s a crocus?’ And you said, ‘It’s a flower’ I tried to remember, but I said, ‘What’s a flower?’ ”— Dar…

A Link Between Depression and Low Vitamin D

Low vitamin D has been hailed as critical to bone and muscle development, and suspected as a factor in certain diseases, now including depression. A new study from Oregon State University (OSU) found that healthy young women with vitamin D deficiency have higher incidence of clinical depression, a disabling mental disorder that cloaks a person…