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Maintaining Mental Health During the Winter

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The winter blues are somewhat common. While many people feel a bit unmotivated or uninspired during the winter months, these feelings are more profound for others. In this case, a person may be struggling with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition is a mental health disorder that can interfere with day to day life, activities, and emotions. It is not something you have to deal with either. At Springfield Wellness Center, we offer treatments that may help. Call our team today at 844.334.4727 to learn more about your treatment options.

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

A type of mental health condition that occurs in the winter months, SAD creates feelings of sadness and hopelessness. Individuals often feel unable to work through this depression-like state on their own. It happens for various reasons, including the lack of sunlight, which impacts energy production in the body. This, along with the lack of production of melatonin and serotonin, affects a person’s mood. Both of these chemicals need sunlight, and access to Vitamin D, to be created at the right level.

Some of the most common symptoms of this mental health condition include:

  • Trouble with sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating or desiring to focus
  • Feeling depressed most of the day, often every day
  • Lack of energy or motivation
  • Feeling agitated easily
  • Changes in appetite and weight

For those who feel like this, there is help available.

How Can NAD Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) therapy is a type of treatment that may help some people with SAD. NAD itself is naturally occurring in the body. It aids in energy production, helping your body take energy from food and convert it into energy in the cells. Some people have a naturally low level of NAD present. There is some belief that this is one of the causes of mental health disorders like SAD.

NAD therapy can introduce more of this substance into the body. It is produced in a lab, but it can still help your body convert energy from food into energy in your body. When this is done, many people see a significant improvement in the way they feel. NAD treatment works directly to stimulate the brain’s function. It can also help with repairing DNA and providing better communication between cells.

For those who are using drugs and alcohol to cope with SAD, which is a common complication, NAD therapy can provide support as well. It can aid in reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making no longer using these substances easier to do. More so, with treatment, a person can feel better sooner, often without the long-term healing process of traditional detox programs.

How to Get Help for Mental Health Now

For individuals with mental health disorders like SAD, recognize there is help that’s rejuvenating. If you do not seek out help for seasonal affective disorder, it may progress into a more severe form of depression. Instead, take the time to get help for it now. Our team at Springfield Wellness Center can help and provide you with access to the very best care and innovative treatments. Learn more about us, including about:

Seek Support by Calling Springfield Wellness Center

It’s critical to maintain your mental health during the winter months and the rest of the year. If you struggle with seasonal affective disorder, don’t assume you have to live with it. SAD is one of the mental health conditions our team can help you with today. To learn more, reach out to Springfield Wellness Center online or connect with us over the phone at 844.334.4727.