As the days gradually get shorter, everyone feels a slight pang of sorrow over the end of the summer season. But for some people, the winter carries a debilitating threat, and the refrain, ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ strikes a very familiar chord.light box and taking serotonin effective. Also going out for walks at around midday. All of these have had a limited beneficial effect. Some years the light box seems to work, sometimes the serotonin does. Sometimes I’ll think the serotonin is really having a positive effect and then a week or two later I’ll be back in the doldrums. One year I went to Rome in late October for a week and it really delayed the onset for about a month. I should really go away somewhere warm and sunny each October!”
If you have Seasonal Affective Disorder you can take small steps to help alleviate the symptoms. Taking Vitamin B complex supplements, eating food that is high in protein, such as eggs and lean meat, not drinking alcohol, and doing regular exercise outdoors could improve symptoms.
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