The Winter Blues! Could This Be The Right Time For Therapy?

Fatigue, insomnia, sluggishness, sadness, irritability and intense stress , all are symptoms you that you may experience

I'm going to be late, it's stressing me out... Who has not said this sentence at least once in their life?
Who has not felt stress towards a person: this person stresses me out!
You'd be surprised how many times we use this word. We really use it in all senses and in kinds of ways! And frequently, that's how it begins…

The winter blues, better known as seasonal depression or SAD (seasonal affective disorder) has been compared to hibernation, which is its biological counterpart.
It is precisely during the winter, that our mood and health are at the very heart of many concerns.
Millions of people have been shown to suffer from seasonal affective disorder, especially those in the northern hemisphere, where the days are even shorter and darker,
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, about 4% to 6% of people have a severe form of this disorder, while 10% to 20% will have a lighter form.
And that is even if eating healthily can help guard against the winter blues, even if this seasonal affective disorder can be overcome by light therapy, which remains the form of treatment which is most frequently recommended.

First-line drug therapies are not always enough
Melatonin, agomelatine, light therapy, antidepressants and benzodiazepine are rife. According to the latest Canadian studies, a sharp increase in antidepressants in winter shows the impotence of certain techniques and the severity of some of the symptoms.
For people with severe symptoms of SAD, psychotherapy is another approach for treatment.
One example is cognitive therapy based on mindfulness, known as "mindfulness-based cognitive therapy" (MBCT), where the usual treatment does not act chemically like antidepressants, but does act on the causes of the disorders of the behavior and mood.
The latest evidence on the latest psychotherapies that aim to prevent the onset of a new depressive episode in people with a history of SAD is quite conclusive. According to Dr. Stephen Soreff of Medscape, people with SAD generally have less interest in things, just feel more tired, and usually aren't sad. The sneaky part of this form of depression demonstrates that many patients do not realize they are depressed since they do not feel sad.
So in synthesis, is seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD) the inability to feel pleasure (anhedonia)? Today we have several tools and possibilities, thanks to which we can find the solution for the winter blues and where every season, even winter, can become a pleasure!

According to the ancient Greek philosopher “Epicurus”, pleasure is the beginning and the end of a happy life. So, epicurean friend, you will have understood that we cannot escape our stress! It is also a precious ally to feel happier in life and to evolve.
It is still necessary to take the time to respect the set of emotions that accompanies it. Over to you.