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Seasonal Depression: What Causes It and How to Stay Well

JACKSON, Tenn. - As the season continues, many people struggle with seasonal depression.

ReEnvision Counseling gives ways to take care and stay well.

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as seasonal depression, is a type of depression that’s caused by a change in the season. Usually, when the fall starts.

It is reported that this depression tends to worsen in the late fall or early winter.

ReEnvision Counseling’s Dr. Jenna Britt talks about how this affects many people.

“Light is the biggest part of this. it’s getting dark so early and you’re not getting as much light and it’s not setting your body. Those circadian rhythms get a little bit off.”

WebMD reports that eleven million people experience seasonal depression every year, and twenty-five million people may experience a milder form called “the winter blues.”

Dr. Britt shares ways to help you stay well through these next few months.

Healthy habits, that’s the things that we all know. eat, sleep, exercise. those things take particular importance during this time.”

Dr. Britt thought of the acronym H.E.L.P.

H for healthy habits, E for engagement in social activities, L for “lighten up” meaning to be gentle with yourself, and P for practitioners.

ReEnvision Counseling encourages practicing healthy habits and seeking help when needed.

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