Winter Blues? Try These Natural Remedies

For some, the shorter daylight hours and the long, dark nights of fall and winter also coincide with a dip in mood known as the "winter blues." The winter blues may in fact be a mild form of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a condition characterized by recurring depression in the fall and winter months and improvement during the summer. (There is also a summer type of SAD that coincides with depressive moods during the summer months, but is less common). In addition to depression, the symptoms of winter SAD also include lethargy, irritability, loss of interest, sleep disturbances, increased food intake, and cravings for carbohydrates. Researchers suggest that the winter type of SAD may b

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