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战斗冬季抑郁

发布时间:2018-09-17 08:05 作者:admin 来源: 点击: 字号:

It’s late autumn and thick layer of frost covers the ground。 You feel wistful and maybe even a little sad。 Surprisingly, there seems to be no reason for this feeling。 Most of us can shake it off and get back to work or perk up with a hot cup of coffee, lots of chocolate and good company。 Unfortunately, a rare few suffer from sadness during the entire dark, dank season。 It may even develop into full-blown depression lasting the entire winter。

What Are the Winter Blues?

winter_bluesScientists have not been able to isolate an exact cause for winter depression, so much about the condition remains a mystery as it varies in severity。 Those with the most serious symptoms are diagnosed with a condition called SAD, or seasonal affective disorder。 However, varying degrees of the condition may remain undiagnosed in other patients。 Most researchers attribute SAD to the lower light levels seen during winter and have since developed light therapy treatment。 In this treatment, the patient i****posed to high intensity light for a specific amount of time daily。 Results show that the therapy does seem to suppress melatonin production in the morning hours, which is a hormone that, in excess, makes us sleepy。 Melatonin therapy can also be used in later hours to adjust internal clocks。

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New Ideas Regarding Seasonal Depression

Fortunately, not everyone affected by seasonal changes is suffering from SAD。 There might be social, physical and regional factors that are influencing and causing the depression。 Instead of immediately resorting to medications and therapy, researchers recommend lifestyle changes that can help control depression holistically。

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