What the symptoms of seasonal depression?
If you are overcome by depression, it could be seasonal depression (SAD). It appears now that the light intensity decreases slowly, and to make matters worse, day by day, could be worse.
How to fight it?
What causes seasonal depression?
The formation of seasonal depression has its share part of the brain called the pineal gland, the endocrine gland produces melatonin (sleep hormone), which is highest at night, because we feel sleepiness and fatigue.
Warning! Of this amount of melatonin depends, inter alia from tego.ile light reaches the retina to the brain. The pineal gland secretes its summer less, and in the following months more, and this time we feel the heaviness, listless and nothing we did not want to. Under the influence of a smaller amount of natural light varies also the concentration of certain substances in the brain, including serotonin, that is responsible for our atmosphere.
Its low level heightens the sadness, irritability, feel reluctance to perform any act, even these pleasant. Man withdraws into himself, shuns people. The body shall function in accordance with the circadian rhythm and the seasons.
In autumn and winter, our activity naturally decreases and slows down a bit rate of metabolism. It was not until the spring of the endocrine system starts to work more efficiently - will produce more adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine - compounds that trigger the human energy and will to live.
Warning! For some people, seasonal depression is very serious. If it takes too long (up to 5 months) and her symptoms worsen, it could even lead to suicide attempt. Therefore, when you feel permanently depressed mood, you have to react.
How to fight seasonal depression?
To prevent the complete apathy should reach for special preparations (herbal: Psychotonisol, Hyperherba, Deprim). It will also help increased physical activity and a modified diet rich in carbohydrates, which stimulate the production of serotonin, which improves mood.
Their sources are: bread, porridge, cereals, rice, corn and potatoes.
It is also taking vitamins A, C, E and group B and magnesium, iron, zinc and selenium. This set include. Center, Bodymax, Biovital.
Effective treatment for seasonal depression
The most effective methods include phototherapy (light impact), which is to provide through the retina of the eye as much natural light as well as complementing its shortcomings to light from the special lam antidepressants.
Warning! Do not close to home. If it is not raining, go out for a walk in the morning, when it still is not very dark. Do not sit in dark rooms, lighted more lights, teeth was brightest around you as possible.