Saturday, October 21, 2006

My cousin and S.A.D.

I got a somewhat sad e-mail from Maris, my cousin who's in Chicago right now. She was telling about me about having a S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) syndrome but I told her, that couldn't be possible as winter isn't here yet. Well, I was wrong because she is actually experiencing some distress right now. Symptoms like oversleeping, avoiding company, lack of appetite are just a few. After comforting her, I also realized that I, myself, am in this situation, too.

I have been a sleepyhead since the start of autumn and lately, I am in no mood for socialising . What's worse, my appetite has left me. Yikes. This is serious.

I am obviously stuck. Maris, you're not alone.

If you are in my situation, how will you cope up?



At 12:03 AM , Blogger Soulful_SensitiveStreak said...

Hi Siena. I'm sorry to know that your cousin has S.A.D. Hope your cousin will get well soon. They say symptoms normally subside when spring comes. I'm also sorry that you seem to be experiencing "winter blues" yourself. Do you many windows in your room? I heard that good amount of light in the room can lessen the blues.

Take care and hope things will get better.


At 12:45 AM , Blogger Chateau said...

I've never encountered SAD, but I've had bouts of post-partum blues(just gave birth 3 months ago). In a way, SAD and PPB may be similar. I find confiding in someone I trust to be helpful, or just going out with friends for coffee and chatting. Besides, outdoor light, even though overcast daw, can still be helpful for SAD. I wish you and your cousin well. :)

At 1:41 AM , Blogger Christianne said...

I know the feeling... I was depressed about a month after I gave birth (combined PPD + SAD, although I never got a professional diagnosis). Getting only 4 hours of sunlight, coupled with the feeling that you have been downgraded to a cow instead of a human being, because your baby is nursing all day and night = a very crabby mama :D

I heard that yellow light is better than white light in alleviating depression because it's more cheery, so changing the light bulbs in your house might be a simple way to lift your spirits up. Good luck :)


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