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Seasonal Affective Disorder, Banbury

Updated on February 2, 2015

Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, Banbury

Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, affects a significant percentage of the population. Often associated with Autumn and Winter seasons as light levels decrease, seasonal affective disorder can also affect some people at other times and may be diagnosed simply as a depressive state; many doctors still refuse to accept it as a condition in its own right and prescribe anti-depressants.

Alternative treatments include "light boxes" and "natural daylight lamps" which are available on the market and which have helped many people and various homeopathic treatments are favoured by some. In trials it has been shown that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT, can also help and we certainly offer that as part of a blended solution here at The Paloma Centre. CBT aims to break the vicious circle of habitual negative thinking and overcome the lethargy that accompanies SAD and which in turn leads to a more positive mental attitude, outlook and lifestyle.

The Paloma Centre is a personal growth and therapy centre which provides an holistic approach to emotional healing and personal development and the aim of The Paloma Centre is to help clients find their own way of living their life in a more complete, satisfying and resourceful manner. Do call us on 01295 812138 and talk through your issues before committing to any particular treatment without obligation.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      oh, this is what i was discussing before. go down south and follow the canadian geese.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      In Canada, I certainly believe the lack of sunlight contributes to the winter blues. SAD is real and therapy (including light therapy) does work wonders. P.S. I believe you could add some Amazon products such as UV lamps / lights that also help with lessening the severity of symptoms in those suffering SAD. Hope that helps!

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Hah! good one. I go skiing to combat this problem in the winter.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Many people living in the north country seem to experience SAD with our long, dark winters.

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      David Dove 6 years ago

      @PNWtravels: Hi Vicky, Thank you for your encouragement, it's difficult condition to overcome. I have only ever visited Seattle in your part of the world and every time it was pouring with rain and low grey skies so I can understand the prevalence - although you also have beautiful nature all around you to compensate. David.

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Very helpful information about SAD. Where I live in the Pacific NW corner of the US many people suffer from this disorder. I am fortunate that I don't think it has too much of an impact on me personally.