Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

How to threat winter depression

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Woman DepressedThe people’s property from time to time to fall into depression, which is completely natural and law-for example, in some situations, a divorce or failing an important exam. The depression has now become the “fashionable” disease. It is almost “elegant” to say “I’m depressed” and thereby justify the lack of enthusiasm or total employment decreases vitality. This “fashion” there is however a double role. On the one hand people suffering from depression, experiencing less pressure and greater understanding of others, and – depression began to be called any kind of boredom and thus the disease seemed to come from the list of serious problems. And should not the case. There are different ways for the classification of depression. One of the most common is based on the frequency of its occurrence. A single case of depression caused by one reason or another, is called “depression”. Prolonged, but slight depression – dysthymia, and depression, occurring from time to time – “recurrent”. In all the Nordic countries particularly significant problem is the “seasonal depression”, which is a form of recurrent. It is completely incorrect is the notion that seasonal depression occur in spring and autumn and are caused by almost any unexplained factors. In fact, most seasonal depressions occur in winter and they are caused by some “the most banal” natural phenomena:

Winter usually acts depressing

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

WinterFor more than six percent of the population snow, snowman skating and not launch a winter wonderland, and the gloomy mood that can only get better with the arrival of spring. Seasonal emotional disorder (SEDs) is a form of clinical depression with atypical symptoms – increased feelings of fatigue, increased appetite, irritability, feelings of hopelessness, lethargy and lack of interest in doing everyday activities. Symptoms are exacerbated in December and continue until late spring, summer fade and come back again in winter. Seasonal depression is different from typical depression that depends on the calendar. Also – unlike the standard form – patients with SEDs tend to be sleeping and suicide, not troubled. This condition affects mostly young people and women of childbearing age, though it is not clear why. SEDs with women than men by a ratio 4:1 SEDs. The SEDs rarely occurs in women at menopause, which allows the specialists to believe that hormonal changes play a role in pathophysiology. Although physicians have an understanding of the characteristics of SEDs, yet little is known how and why these features occur. Biology is still unknown,” said Dr. Douglas Jacobs, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Harvard. He says the leading theory on the problem, whereby the reduction of sunlight in winter, probably affect the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin.

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