Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that typically occurs during specific seasons – most commonly in the autumn and winter months when sunlight exposure is reduced. Afflicting individuals with a range of symptoms, SAD is thought to be linked to the lack of sunlight exposure and is more prevalent in areas such as the UK, with dark winters. Seasonal Affective Disorder can significantly impact an individual’s mood, energy levels, and overall well-being.
For those who think they may be suffering with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), there are a number of symptoms to look out for. These often include:
- Persistent feelings of sadness or low mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
- Changes in sleep patterns, such as oversleeping or insomnia
- Fatigue and low energy
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Irritability & increased sensitivity to social interactions
- Changes in appetite
- Thoughts of hopelessness or worthlessness.
Our clinical psychologist in Norwich, Dr Jinnie Ooi, offers tailored SAD counselling & therapy, to help individuals navigate and overcome the challenges associated with this disorder.
Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Here at Angsana Psychology, we provide evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address the unique needs of individuals experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a widely recognised and effective therapy for SAD, focusing on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviours, and helping individuals to develop healthier coping mechanisms and strategies to manage symptoms.
SAD Counselling Norwich
Regardless of your symptoms, our compassionate and personalised approach to counselling can help you to effectively manage and alleviate the impact of Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you or someone you know is struggling with SAD, contact us to schedule initial assessment with our psychologist in Norwich, where we will discuss your physical health, and the difficulties you are experiencing with diabetes, before creating a plan to move forwards.