Category Archives: Seasonal Affective Disorder

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

I think it’s worse this year, but there are a few other things going on that are exacerbating my symptoms.   I seem to have a weird form of it, which starts in late July or August, when my body … Continue reading

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My posting habits and S.A.D.

I thought this was pretty interesting. My number of posts peaked in May and June, then leveled off, and began to fall until December, when the days are at their shortest. I made very few posts in November and December … Continue reading

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I think my Winter Blues are saying adieu!

I’ve posted before about my SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I also explained that for me, a sufferer of the Fall/Winter type (the most common type), I’m extremely sensitive to changes in daylight. The Winter Solstice falls around December 21 or … Continue reading

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The first sign of spring.

It’s just like old times! I just counted, and this weekend I made 10 new posts (11 if I count this one), most of them original content. I don’t think I’ve written that much in a few months. It seems … Continue reading

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Getting the spare room ready.

The weather has improved significantly (lots of sunshine) so I’ve had a little more energy and my mood has been slightly more upbeat. I’m incredibly sensitive to the weather due to my SAD. Last week I was depressed about my … Continue reading

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The neverending rain and depression.

I can’t seem to shake this seasonal funk I’m in. It’s been raining steadily for a week now–gloomy, overcast, steady rain that goes on all day and night, not the intense but shortlived thunderstorms of summer that are somehow energizing. … Continue reading

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My Seasonal Affective Disorder makes me want to hibernate until spring.

Graph I made showing my mood pattern throughout the year. It’s this way every year. I’ve been thinking a lot about my SAD. SAD is triggered by the lack of light and shortening days for those affected with it. During … Continue reading

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On having seasonal affective disorder (SAD), dishonesty, and a few other things.

This is going to be a long post, because I have so much to say. I haven’t been completely honest about why I haven’t been posting as much (being overworked and tired is only part of it) but I was … Continue reading

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Surviving the holidays

I relate to Charlie Brown. As a kid, “Peanuts” was my favorite comic strip (I owned all the Peanuts books too), and Charlie Brown was a lot like me–fearful of what others thought of him, frequently bullied and taken advantage … Continue reading

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